Kids Ejected from SUV in Hampton Crash
At least four people were injured in a crash in Hampton earlier this week. Police say the incident occurred around 5:00 PM the evening of February 13, 2018. A Ford Expedition was heading west on I-64 when they swerved to avoid hitting cars slowing ahead. The SUV collided with a Mercedes before flipping onto its side. Two or three children were ejected in the crash. Police say the female driver of the SUV, the children and the driver of the Mercedes were hospitalized with injuries. A male passenger in the SUV reportedly fled the scene. The investigation into the crash is ongoing, but police say they expect to file charges.
The Importance of Seat Belts
It has not been made public, but chances are good that the kids involved in this wreck were not properly restrained. Given that they were ejected from the vehicle, it is obvious that they were not buckled up. Details about their injuries were not given, but we can only hope that the children make full recoveries in spite of how serious the collision was.
Options for Victims
Car crash victims have the right to pursue legal action against the person who caused their collision. If the driver of the Mercedes suffer serious injuries, they may want to seek compensation for the damages they sustained in the crash. A Virginia car accident attorney can help investigate the crash and ensure the victim is not stuck footing the bill for expensive repairs and medical bills.
Virginia Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you’ve been in injured in an accident, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer about your legal rights. Our personal injury lawyers have helped victims injured by the negligence of another for over 30 years. If you’d like to setup a free consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact us today 877-544-5323.