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April 2014 Archives

Civil and criminal matters may differ in fatal accidents

When a car accident causes injuries that lead to someone's death, there may be criminal charges filed against a driver. Charges may include drunk driving, vehicular homicide or negligent homicide. It's important for residents of Lynchburg, Virginia, to remember that civil and criminal matters aren't the same thing when it comes to fatal accidents.

Trucking accident leads to injuries, seven mile backup

For many residents of Virginia, a run in with a tractor trailer on the highway is a real fear. Though an accident with any vehicle can lead to serious injuries or property damage, the thought of being involved in a semi truck crash keeps many drivers wary on the road. On Friday, April 11, a tractor trailer and another truck were involved in an accident in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81. The result of the early-morning accident included injuries and traffic congestion.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month efforts in Virginia

Distracted driving is a leading cause of vehicle accidents across the nation. A driver distracted momentarily by other people, items or functions in his own vehicle can miss that a motorcyclist has entered the roadway and cause a serious accident. Drivers texting behind the wheel miss important traffic signals, running into other vehicles as a result. There are numerous ways distractions can cause accidents, and students in the area around Lynchburg, Virginia, are teaming up with a device manufacturer to reduce accidents associating with one form of distracted driving during April Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Cyclist dies after run-in with drunk driver

The road can be a dangerous place for cyclists and pedestrians simply because a run-in with a vehicle can bring catastrophic injuries to someone who isn't protected by steal and airbags. One Roanoke, Virginia, man has died after an accident involving a drunk driver. The 33-year-old woman who was driving the car in the accident is being charged with DUI manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.