Newport News Car Accident Injury Attorneys Report – Rash Lane Change Linked to Four Car Crash
A multiple vehicle crash in Newport News, VA has illustrated how something as simple as a rash lane change can cause chaos and injury on the Interstate.
A crash involving four vehicles brought highway Interstate 64 in Newport News to a standstill on Feb. 2, 2012, and left two drivers injured, the Daily Press reported.
State police said the accident involved an overturned vehicle east of exit 255 in Newport News. Investigators said a 2009 Pontiac GE was traveling westbound when the driver attempted to make a sudden lane change into the path of a Honda Accord, driven by Patricia Hannum.
The Honda overturned and Patricia Hannum had to be cut out and taken to a local hospital with injuries. A Dodge Dakota, driven by Garland Gray, was also forced into a jersey wall. A Ford Escape, driven by John Pickett, was also involved in the crash. He was also injured.
As experienced Newport News, VA car accident injury attorneys, our thoughts are with the families of the folks who were injured.
It appears as if one rash lane change caused this massive accident that led to the closure of the interstate during the rush hour. The Pontiac driver was later charged with making an unsafe lane change.
It could prove to be costly neglect and recklessness by this driver. The injured motorists lives have been changed and their health harmed so they could have grounds to bring a personal injury lawsuit against this driver, for this needless wreck.