Motorist Died in Virginia Beach Rear-End Accident
Virginia Beach sees more fatal accidents than most other cities in Virginia. We were saddened to read about how a Virginia Beach rear-end accident led to a death on Friday evening.
According to local media reports, police worked a fatal accident involving two vehicles on Dam Neck Road just before 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening. The impact sent both the vehicles off the roadway.
Tragically, this Virginia Beach rear-end accident resulted in a death at the intersection of Dam Neck Road and London Bridge Road.
A preliminary police investigation found the driver of a minivan hit the rear of a Honda Civic. The Civic was forced off the right side of the highway. The minivan left the highway to the left, hitting several trees in the median.
One man died at the accident scene while another was transported to a local hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, police said.
Police shut down the stretch of road along Harpers Road to London Bridge Road while they conducted an investigation.
Virginia Beach’s Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating the crash. It’s not clear from reports which vehicle the deceased man was in. Our thoughts are with the family of the man who lost his life in this tragic wreck.
Virginia Beach Rear-End Accident Causes Death – Why Rear Enders Are Common
Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of wreck we see in Virginia as accident lawyers. Often the driver who hits a car or truck ahead is to blame but this is not always the case. A car may pull out in front of you or a truck may be illegally stopped in the road. Often motorcyclists hit cars that pull out in front of them at intersections.
If you or a loved one is injured, immediately seek medical attention and then consider hiring a personal injury lawyer before you talk to an insurance company. You should also gather what evidence you can from the accident scene.
Negligence is an important term that lawyers use when they consider car, truck and motorcycle accidents in Virginia. You are considered to be negligent if your actions fall short of what a reasonable person would or would not have done under the circumstances that led to a car wreck.
Although rear-enders are not usually as serious as T-bone or head-on accidents, they can prove to be fatal on occasions.
This is particularly so if you are rear-ended by a larger vehicle like a truck as in the case of a van driver whose family hired us. He was struck from behind by a drowsy box truck driver when he was stopped at an intersection in Hampton Roads. Tragically, he failed to survive the impact. The family was awarded $1.5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Last year, 25 people were killed on the roads of Virginia Beach. The city saw more deaths than anywhere else in Hampton Roads.
If you have lost a loved one due to the fault of another driver, please contact our wrongful death team today at (757) 333-3333. We have a client meeting location at Virginia Beach Town Center.