Two Injured When Car Crashes into Chesapeake Home
A car crash in Chesapeake has sent two people to the hospital. Police say the incident occurred shortly before 4:00 PM on the afternoon of February 15, 2017. An SUV driving on Cedar Road cut off a sedan, causing the sedan to run off road and into the garage of a local home. Both people in the sedan were injured and transported to the hospital. Thankfully, no one was home at the time of the crash, so no one on property was injured. Charges are pending for the driver of the SUV.
Inspectors are currently working to determine if there was structural damage done to the home. WAVY News has a shocking picture of the car stuck half in, half out of the garage. Even if structural damage did not occur, there will undoubtedly be costly repairs to take care of.
Cars crashing into homes is quite rare – but it does happen from time to time. Most often, these kinds of collisions are caused by drunk or drowsy drivers who become disoriented behind the wheel. That doesn’t seem to be the case in this particular accident, though the official investigation is still pending.
When a driver hits a home, their insurance company is often responsible for paying for home repairs. Unfortunately, though, they will only pay up to a policy’s limits. So if a negligent driver has a policy limit of $25,000 and your home repairs cost twice that, you’ll have to sue the individual for the remaining balance – or pay for it out of pocket.
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