Single Vehicle Crash on I-95 in Virginia, Claims the Lives of Man, Daughter and Grandson
Three generations died in a car crash on Interstate 95 in Virginia over the weekend as they were involved in a tragic wreck as they returned from a funeral.
The Washington Post reported on the deaths of a 69-year-old man, his daughter and his grandson. They all lived in the District of Columbia.
I was saddened to read of this single vehicle accident. According to media reports, Thomas Willis, his daughter, Cindy, 47, and his grandson Isiah, 21, were in the crash on I-95 on Saturday, Virginia State Police said.
The car they were travelling in veered off the left side of the highway. The driver then over-corrected to get back on the road, police said. Isiah Willis, who was driving the car, crashed into a tree and all three lost their lives, WUSA9 reported. My thoughts are with this family at this tragic time.
The crash occurred about 25 miles south of Richmond in Prince George County, Virginia.
Single vehicle accidents are the most common kind I see as a Virginia car accident injury lawyer. And run-off crashes, in which a car or truck leaves the road, are the most common type of single vehicle accident, accounting for about 70 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
I-95 is the main highway down the eastern coast of the United States. It sees a high volume of traffic and records many fatal accidents, particularly in northern Virginia close to Washington DC.
Passengers who are injured due to the actions of a driver in a single car accident, often have grounds to file a claim against the driver’s insurance policy. The relatives of those who have died in single vehicle accidents may have grounds to file a wrongful death case.
If you have lost a loved one in tragic circumstances due to the fault of another, or if you have been injured in a car wreck, contact an experienced Virginia injury attorney at the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. Call us at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation.