Two Killed, One Injured in Southampton Co. Wreck
Two women are dead after a single-vehicle accident in Southampton County this week. The February 28, 2018 collision was reported to authorities around 2:40 AM. When police arrived on Ivor Road, they discovered a Chevrolet sedan had been traveling northbound when the driver lost control of the car. When the driver tried to correct, they overdid it, crashing into several trees. Nobody in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The driver and a female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, while a male passenger was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment.
Late Night Driving Dangers
An exact cause of the accident has not been released, but given the late night setting, it is easy to draw conclusions about the incident. While it is impossible to speculate with any guaranteed accuracy, chances are good the driver was either drowsy, drunk or distracted at the time of the accident. In fact, many single-vehicle accidents are caused by those factors.
Legal Options for the Surviving Passenger
The surviving passenger likely has a long of questions about his legal rights in the wake of the accident. Such incidents have a way of permanently changing a person’s life. Even if he walks away relatively physically unscathed, he may require psychological treatment and need time off of work to cope with what he has experienced. A Virginia car accident lawyer can help the victim get the compensation he deserves.
Virginia Auto Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your legal rights. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC have helped innocent victims of accidents for over 30 years. If you’d like to speak with one of our attorneys about your legal rights, contact us to setup a free consultation 877-544-5323.