Speed is a Possible Factor as Antique Ford Crashes in Virginia Beach, Injuring Three
Excess speed claims numerous lives and injures many other people on the highways of Virginia every year.
It may have been the cause of a chain-reaction accident in Virginia Beach that injured three people on September 26 when a driver lost control of an antique Ford.
I was saddened to read about how one motorist was airlifted with life-threatening injuries after this three-vehicle accident on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.
In a press release Virginia Beach police spokeswoman Tonya Borman said the crash occurred close to the entrance of First Landing State Park.
At 8:22 p.m., a vintage 1929 Ford Model A was traveling eastbound on Shore Drive when the driver lost control and struck several trees in the median.
“Debris from the impact struck a 2008 Dodge Charger that was traveling westbound on Shore Drive causing that Charger to suddenly stop. When the Charger suddenly stopped, it was rear-ended by a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado,” Borman said.
The impact of the collision caused the Dodge Charger to counter spin and the Silverado to cross the median hitting a tree.
Borman said one driver was transported via AirMed to a nearby hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries. The other two other drivers were transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
“It appears speed may be a factor in this crash,” said Borman
I am very familiar with Shore Drive which has a long history of serious car accidents. Given the nature of this road and its wooded nature, it’s important that drivers keep below the speed limit and be aware of their surroundings.
According to SmartMotorist.com excess speed is a factor in about a third of all accidents. The website states it’s a factor in the death of more than 40,000 people a year nationally.
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