Pregnant Woman Diesha Williams Dies in Chesapeake, VA Car Accident
I see many tragic crashes in my home city of Chesapeake, but it’s always particularly heartbreaking when a pregnant woman dies in a crash.
This was the scenario on May 16, when a pregnant woman and her unborn child died after being involved in a car accident in Chesapeake. Diesha Williams, 38, of Elizabeth City in North Carolina, was nine months pregnant, according to a press release from Chesapeake police. She was a passenger in a car that involved in an accident with an SUV.
The police investigation determined that an SUV traveling west on Cornland Road in Chesapeake allegedly failed to yield the right of way to traffic heading north on U.S. 17. The SUV struck a sedan with three passengers and a pickup truck with one passenger on board. All those involved in the wreck were brought to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Diesha Williams and her unborn child died the night of the accident at the hospital, according to media reports.
The driver of the SUV was served a summons for failure to yield. Few additional details are available about the cause of this crash. My thoughts are with the family of Ms. Williams at this tragic time.
If you have lost a loved one in a car collision due to the fault of another driver, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the insurance policy of the at-fault driver. A law enacted in 2014 in Virginia gives a right for wrongful death lawsuits to be brought on behalf of unborn children.
Every year many lives are lost in Virginia due to the fault of reckless, inattentive, tired, speeding, distracted or drunk drivers. These deaths are avoidable and tragic. There are more distractions than ever before on the roads of Virginia and one lapse can be tragic. All cases are different and we cannot guarantee the same result in your case, but we have a lot of experience with wrongful death cases. Last year we settled a case in which a driver was hit and killed by a truck driver, for $1.5 million. If you have lost a loved one in Virginia or North Carolina, you should call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a free and confidential consultation at 757.455.007