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Virginia car accident leads to charges

A charge for failure to yield has been given to a driver who was involved in a recent accident on Virginia Route 340. There were two vehicles involved in the accident – a car and a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was traveling southbound on the roadway when a car turned out of a driveway onto the road in his path, causing the car accident.

The 49-year-old driver of the motorcycle hit the rear of the car on the driver's side. That driver was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. However, reckless driving charges are pending against this driver.

The 21-year-old male driver of the car suffered from minor injuries due to the accident. He was charged with failing to yield the right of way at the scene of the accident. This accident is a good example of what can happen if a driver misjudges the distance between him or her and another vehicle on the road or if a driver fails to see the other vehicle.

Injuries from a car accident like this one are often severe and can lead to years of medical treatment and therapy. The damage can be exacerbated by bills piling up for the victims. Attorneys who focus their practices on personal injury law can help a victim file a civil suit against someone who is found to be negligent while driving on the roads. If there is a conviction of reckless driving, failing to yield or any other charge, the path to a settlement in civil court can be easier.

Source:, "Police Identify Drivers in Stuarts Draft Motorcycle Crash", Channing Frampton, May 8, 2015

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