If you are from the north east, you will probably be used to driving in snow and ice. That’s not the case in Hampton Roads where drivers find it hard to handle the white stuff and make mistakes.
I was saddened to read about a report of serious injuries when a car crashed into a home in Virginia Beach this morning.
WAVY.com reported the crash occurred in the 300 block of Plaza Trail Court in the Windsor Woods section of Virginia Beach around 11:15 a.m. according to MPO James Cason with the Virginia Beach Police department.
Battalion Chief Amy Valdez of the Virginia Beach Fire Department reported two people inside the home were injured as well as two people inside the vehicle were injured. The injuries were reported to be serious but not life-threatening. A medical emergency may have contributed to the crash.
A report from a TV helicopter said the vehicle was almost completely in the home. It was pulled from the home and towed away from the scene by 12:30 p.m.
Few details were available about this crash. WAVY mobilized its chopper to cover this story and there was a good reason for that. The roads of Virginia Beach and elsewhere are treacherous after one of the heaviest snow falls in recent years.
With as much as 10 inches of snow having fallen overnight several cities have declares states of emergency.
They are Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach, reflecting the fact the southside has experienced brunt of this storm. With businesses and schools closed down, there are few reasons to be out on the roads. Stay at home unless it’s imperative that you have to drive.
If you have been injured in an auto wreck caused by a driver who is unable to handle snowy conditions, you may have grounds to make a claim against his or her insurance policy. See our Virginia Beach auto accident attorneys tips on what to do after a car accident. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077.