Passenger Robert Martin Lancaster is Killed by Driver Later Charged with a DUI in Virginia Beach
A man from Norfolk has been charged with DUI over an accident in Virginia Beach that left his passenger dead.
The driver crashed his 2000 Lincoln LS on Ansol Lane at a “high rate of speed,” WVEC.com reported. He crossed the eastbound lane and hit several trees.
The crash happened around 5:25 pm on March 2, 2013. Tragically one of the passengers, 44-year-old Robert Martin Lancaster of Norfolk, died at the scene. The 35-year-old driver was also injured. He was later charged with DUI, Involuntary Manslaughter and driving with a suspended license.
My thoughts are with the family of the deceased passenger. As a Virginia Beach car accident lawyer, I see far too many wrecks in which alcohol or drugs were a factor. If you have lost a loved one who was a passenger in a car, due to the fault of a driver, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
In this case another passenger, who was injured, could have grounds to file a claim against the driver’s insurance policy.
Virginia sees about 250 fatal auto accidents caused by drunk drivers every year. At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we don’t defend drunk drivers – we sue them.