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Chain Reaction Crash on I-95 Kills Teen

need-an-ambulance-1512594An accident on I-95 in Hanover County has left one person dead and another seriously injured. Police say the incident occurred around 11:00 the evening of August 22, 2017 in the southbound lanes of I-95. Though charges are still pending, we know that the crash started when a two-door Volkswagen was rear-ended and pushed into another vehicle ahead of it. This sparked a chain reaction crash involving four vehicles total.

The teen passenger in the Volkswagen died at the scene of the crash. The father of the teen and driver of the Volkswagen was also seriously injured and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

We send our condolences to the man for his loss. We’re sure he and his family have a lot of questions about their legal rights moving forward. An experienced car accident lawyer can help shed light on some of their options.

In accidents like this one, the at-fault driver is often following too closely or distracted while driving. Though we don’t yet know what caused this particular crash, we’ll learn more as the investigation into the incident continues. Given the late hour of the accident, it’s possible that the at-fault driver or drowsy or even drunk at the wheel.

Drivers who fail to monitor changing traffic patterns and adjust their driving accordingly put all drivers on the road at risk. Following too closely is a bad habit that a lot of drivers are guilty of committing every now and then, but many don’t realize the inherent danger in doing so. Many chain reaction crashes like this one can be prevented by leaving enough following distance for an emergency stop.

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC is here to help you and your family. Our firm has helped those injured in accidents that were caused by someone else’s negligence for over 29 years. Contact us to setup a free consultation, to discuss your situation with one of our attorneys. Toll free: 877-544-5323.