Homicide Charges Are Brought Against Norfolk Man in the Wake of Deadly Pruden Boulevard Pile-up in Suffolk
A man from Norfolk has been indicted for homicide in the wake of a deadly crash on Route 460 in Suffolk that involved two tractor trailer and six cars.
In September the accident on Pruden Boulevard in Suffolk, VA, left one motorist dead and seven injured.
WAVY.com reported on how a grand jury has returned an indictment on a 25-year-old man from Norfolk for felony homicide; involuntary manslaughter; reckless driving, driving on a suspended license related to a DUI, accident with death and operating a motor vehicle without certified ignition interlock system.
These are serious charges. They relate to the death of 48-year-old Thomas David Rush of Virginia Beach and follow a deadly pile-up in the 4700 block of Route 460 on Sept. 18, 2013.
A recently enacted law in Virginia made the fitting of interlock ignition devices mandatory after a DUI conviction.
The Code of Virginia states:
“Ignition interlock system” means a device that (i) connects a motor vehicle ignition system to an analyzer that measures a driver’s blood alcohol content; (ii) prevents a motor vehicle ignition from starting if a driver’s blood alcohol content exceeds 0.02 percent; and (iii) is equipped with the ability to perform a rolling retest and to electronically log the blood alcohol content during ignition, attempted ignition and rolling retest.
This was a terrible accident that claimed the life of a driver and injured others, some of them severely.
As well as criminal sanctions, it appears there are clear grounds for civil actions for personal injuries suffered by those involved in the accident as well as a potential wrongful death lawsuit.
If you have been hurt in an auto or truck accident, contact an experienced Virginia injury lawyer. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077.