Passengers Amanda Phillips and Sean Mobley are Killed Along with Driver in Eastern Shore Crash
Single vehicle accidents are the most common kind on the roads of the United States. In these crashes a driver often loses control of their car and leaves the highway. When drivers hit trees, the consequences are often very serious.
I was saddened to read about a report from Maryland State Police about how three people from Chincoteague on The Eastern Shore of Virginia lost their lives in a crash.
The crash occurred before 9 p.m. on Monday. The Virginian-Pilot reported on how an Acura TL went off state Route 12 in Girdletree in southern Worcester County. The car hit three trees, the Pilot report stated, including one that was uprooted, cut in half and fell on top of the car.
Police say the driver of the car, 26-year-old Nicole Earnest, lost control of the Acura while she was negotiating a curve in the road. Police say Earnest and her two passengers, Amanda Phillips, 21 and 45-year-old Sean Mobley, were pronounced dead on the scene. All three are from Chincoteague, Virginia.
The Pilot reported the cause of the crash is still under investigation. The Maryland State Police crash team is conducting a detailed crash reconstruction.
My thoughts as a personal injury lawyer who has worked with many families on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, is with the families of the victims.
Single vehicle accidents include such scenarios as a car hitting an object along the side of the road such as a guardrail or a tree), a car leaving the highway, or a car flipping over without the involvement of a second vehicle.
Usually the driver is to blame in single vehicle accidents. Passengers who are injured may have grounds to file a claim against the insurance company of the driver. The families of passengers who are killed in single vehicle accidents, may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the insurance company.
When driving on long, rural stretches or road, drivers are more likely to become inattentive and to become involved in a single vehicle accident. You should always be aware of the dangers of fatigue and make regular stops to drink coffee or take a break.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has helped the victims of car crashes and the families of those who have been killed for many years on the Eastern Shore and we have a client meeting location at Exmore. Contact us at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation.