Driver Killed in Portsmouth Wreck
One person has died after being involved in an accident in Portsmouth this week. The April 12, 2018 accident occurred around 3:00 AM. Police say they received word that a tractor trailer had struck the rear of a Kia Sorrento while traveling on VA-164 near the Town Point Road exit.
The collision caused the driver of the Kia to lose control of their vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and was ejected from the car in the wreck. Police declared the man dead at the scene of the crash. No word has been given about whether or not the tractor trailer driver will face charges.
Late Night Danger
There has been no official cause given as to why the truck driver rear-ended the Kia, but given the late hour, there’s a chance that the driver was drowsy. Truck drivers work long hours into the dead of night, often not stopping for proper rest. Under strict deadlines, these truckers often put their own safety – and the safety of others on the road around them – on the line. While we can’t know for sure if this driver fell asleep at the wheel, it is safe to assume the late hour played some role in the accident.
Options for the Victim’s Family
Trying to make sense out of the senseless can be difficult. Losing someone unexpectedly is never easy, but to do so in such a senseless fashion is even harder. The family of the victim may wish to seek the opinion of a Virginia car accident lawyer. They may be entitled to damages associated with their loss.
Contact Our Virginia Wrongful Death Attorneys
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