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Virginia car accident leaves 1 dead and 3 injured

Alcohol can be a contributing factor in a motor vehicle accident. In a car accident in which alcohol is involved and people are injured or killed, there are often both civil and criminal charges brought against the person who was driving while under the influence. A recent accident on a Virginia roadway is a good example of a case in which both may be possible.

At 2:31 a.m. Sunday, a passenger car was traveling south on a Virginia Beach roadway when the driver decided to make a left turn. In the process of the turn, another car traveling west struck the turning vehicle. There were four individuals in the car that was turning and two in the oncoming vehicle.

A total of three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. One person, a passenger in the first car, died at the scene of the accident due to injuries sustained in the crash. According to the police, alcohol was a factor in this accident, and charges are pending further investigation.

In a car accident like this, there are many factors to consider. Injured victims of crashes that require medical treatment may have medical bills that they are unable to pay, may lose wages due to missing work because of the injuries sustained in accidents and may be plagued with lifelong struggles due to their injuries. Then there are the victims who die due to their injuries who may leave loved ones with final expenses, lost wages upon which their families depended and estates for which loved ones must now care. Fortunately, both injured victims and family members of deceased victims may pursue compensation in Virginia civil courts.

Source: wtkr.com, "Fatal car accident in Virginia Beach", Maria Victoria Creamer, April 12, 2015

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