Craig P. Tiller, Esq. PLLC

Virginia car accident kills 2, sends 3 more to hospital

There are many accidents throughout Virginia each month no matter how hard the state tries to create safe travel situations. A recent car accident on a local roadway left two people dead in the aftermath. The accident happened at 3:40 p.m. on a recent Sunday.

The crash happened when a 17-year-old driver of a car hit a pickup truck. There were three other 17-year-old passengers in the car at the time of the accident. One of those teenagers was killed in the accident. The driver of the car was charged with failing to yield the right of way. There is no mention of the driver of the pickup truck and whether he or she received injuries.

The three surviving teens were all taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for serious injuries that were not life-threatening. The 66-year-old passenger of the pickup was taken to the hospital for serious injuries and died later that week. The two-vehicle accident took place near the intersection of Routes 501 and 130.

A Virginia car accident where teenagers and the elderly are injured often seems more traumatic that others due to the fragility of those two groups of people. Since the driver of the car was charged with failure to yield, the families of those who lost their lives may be able to seek monetary retribution for losses sustained due to their deaths. Also, there were three teens who were injured in this crash and they, along with their families, may be able to sue in civil court for payment of medical bills, long-term care and other damages.

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