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December 2013 Archives

Woman hit by SUV while walking dog dies as result of accident

When an accident involves a pedestrian and a motor vehicle, the pedestrian can be severely injured or killed even when the incident doesn't involve a high rate of speed or other factor. In a Virginia condo complex, residents are mourning the sudden death of a much-loved neighbor following a fatal accident. The incident occurred Wednesday, Dec. 18, as the woman was walking her dog.

Car accident claims life of Liberty University athlete

Fatal car accidents can occur in the blink of an eye, causing great emotional pain to family and friends of those who are killed. When someone is killed who has his or her life ahead, it's very tragic. When it's due to recklessness or negligence, the grief is even more intensified.

Mars heir pleads guilty to reckless driving in fatal crash

The millionaire co-owner of the well-known Mars candy company has pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor count in connection with a Virginia wreck that killed an elderly woman. The driver, age 74, will only be required to pay a $2,500 fine in connection with the fatal accident, which reportedly occurred because the woman was engaged in reckless driving behavior. For anyone who has endured the loss of a loved one, a $2,500 fine cannot possibly seem sufficient as a punishment for the fatal wreck. Further, the woman's driver's license was only suspended for a period of six months in connection with the collision.

1 killed, 1 charged in Bedford County accident

All roads are not alike, which is why each road has a designated speed limit. Long stretches of flat roads will usually have higher limits than roads with a lot of twists and turns. Driving on a road above its posted speed limit isn't just illegal, it's dangerous. A recent incident proves this point; a Bedford man is dead and another man is in the hospital facing charges after a speed-related car accident.