As Virginia car accident attorneys we see many lives lost every year on the highways of the Commonwealth due to drunk drivers.
I was shocked and saddened to read about the death of Julie Logan Durham in Dinwiddie County on Monday when the pickup truck driven by her husband veered into oncoming traffic and was struck by another pickup truck.
Mrs. Durham was a passenger in the pickup. Her husband was later charged with driving under the influence (DUI) .The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on 460 east and Courthouse Road in Dinwiddie.
CBS News 6 reported on how the driver of the other truck, was heading home from a friend’s house. He recalled how the other pickup kept coming across the road and did not stop.
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Several drivers stopped at the scene and were able to pull the husband and wife from their truck before it caught fire. My condolences go to the family at this tragic time.
Julie Durham’s husband remains at Southside Regional Medical Center, recovering from the injuries he sustained in the crash.
Our Virginia personal injury lawyers deal with many cases in which passengers are injured or killed due to the actions of a driver. Passengers have rights and the family of a deceased passenger is often able to sue the insurance company of the driver over crashes caused by the driver. A wrongful death lawsuit will never compensate for the death of a loved one but will help meet the costs caused by an unexpected bereavement.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers are the authors of Top Twenty Tips for Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accidents. Always remember the insurance company is not your friend. Be careful about what you say when their adjustor calls. He or she may try to get you to sign away your legal rights. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com