One Killed in Jefferson Ave. Collision
A 23-year-old man has died after a fatal accident in Newport News this week. The incident occurred around 3:30 the afternoon of November 27, 2017 on Jefferson Avenue. Police say the driver of a Hyundai Sonata was heading south when he crossed the median into oncoming traffic heading northbound. He struck a Volkswagen driven by the 23-year-old man. Both drivers were rushed to the hospital, but the Volkswagen driver sustained life-threatening injuries in the wreck. He succumbed to his injuries by Wednesday morning.
Police have not said whether or not the driver of the Hyundai will face charges for his actions. No word has been given on his condition.
We send our condolences to the family of the young man killed in this horrific accident. The unexpected loss of a loved one is always difficult, but to lose someone so young and right before the holiday has to be especially hard. We encourage his family to seek the advice of a Virginia car accident lawyer. Though legal action may be the last thing on their minds at this point, they may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit eventually.
There has been no indication of whether this accident occurred because of drugs, alcohols or other impairing substances. Many drivers who fall asleep at the wheel find themselves drifting into oncoming traffic, but given the time of day of the accident, that seems unlikely. We will be watching the headlines to learn more about this tragic accident in the coming days and weeks.
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