U.S. Route 13 is the main highway along the Eastern Shore of Virginia as well as one of the most dangerous routes in this area. We have seen many deaths and serious accidents on this road and also helped many victims and their families.
I was, therefore, saddened to read about a head-on crash on Saturday night that claimed the lives of three people. WAVY.com reported the deaths of three in the wreck in the town of Keller in Accomack County on Saturday night. One media report said a drunk driver was responsible for this accident.
The crash happened on Route 13 near First Street.Virginia State Police dispatch told WAVY.com that the crash happened around 8 p.m. and that others were injured in addition to the three fatalities.
Dispatch told WAVY they not know the extent of the additional injuries. ABC 3 reported a driver is facing a DUI charge after the triple fatal crash on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the accident occurred just before 8:15 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Lankford Highway (Route 13) and First Street. A van heading north on the highway was reported to have crossed the center of the road and hit a car head-on.
The driver of the car and two passengers died in this crash. Paramedics flew a third passenger in the car to Children’s Hospital of The Kings Daughters for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Two other passengers were taken Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The driver of the van was not hurt, according to reports. My thoughts are with the families of those who died in this terrible accident. I have written about numerous accidents caused by drunk drivers this summer. I am saddened and angered to see alcohol again appears to have claimed innocent lives in Virginia.
There is never any excuse for driving under the influence of alcohol. If you have been injured due to the fault of a drink driver, you will likely have a strong case to claim damages against the insurance company of the at-fault driver. If you have lost a loved one, you will have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. No amount of money can make up for the life of a loved one, but death can incur high expenses. In some cases you may be awarded punitive (additional) money to punish a drunk driver. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today at 757.455.0077