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Virginia Route 670 scene of fatal accident

Virginia roadways can be dangerous when a driver is breaking any law and this is especially true when a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A recent fatal accident on a Virginia roadway is a good example of how dangerous the roadways can be in such a case. The accident happened on Route 670 at 4:30 p.m. and there were charges included in this investigation.

Virginia driver indicted for fatal accident that killed two

An indictment was finally handed down in connection with a fatal accident that occurred last summer in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. In July of 2014, a 30-year-old woman, who is believed to have been under the influence at the time, crossed the center line and hit two motorcycles head on. The two motorcyclists, a 51-year-old male and a 59-year-old male, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal accident.

Virginia fatal car crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

When someone dies in a Virginia car accident due to the apparent negligence of another party, surviving family members generally have the right to seek financial redress by pursuing a wrongful death claim. End of life expenses and other financial losses could easily create a hardship for those left behind after a fatal car crash. Surviving family members, based upon  appropriate evidence of negligence, may be able to hold a driver civilly liable when they cause a car accident -- even in cases where no criminal charges are filed.

Wrongful death suits in Virginia

When someone in Virginia is believed to have died as a result of another party's actionable behavior, such as a wrongful act or negligence, certain family members of the decedent may wish to pursue civil action. A personal representative of a decedent may seek to hold a party financially accountable for a victim's passing by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Fatal accident outside Lynchburg kills 2 teenagers

A fatal accident outside of Lynchburg, Virginia, killed two teenagers just before the start of the school year, say State Police. The incident, which occurred on Level Run Road, involved a head-on collision between a car full of teenagers and another vehicle, which originally left the scene. Police later reported they located the driver who allegedly caused the crash.

Virginia man faces manslaughter charges after fatal accident

A car accident is a terrible thing to go through, especially when the collision causes serious injuries or death. When and a passenger dies as a result of that action, it can be an emotional shock for both the driver and the family who has lost someone. Emotions don't change the reality of liability, though, and an at-fault driver may still be held financial responsible for damages or injuries. One man is facing charges of vehicular homicide following a fatal accident that took the life of a passenger in his car. According to reports, the man was driving a Mercedes on U.S. 501 in Virginia. The accident occurred in August 2013.

Authorities seek grand jury indictment following fatal accident

Residents of Lynchburg, Virginia, like to think that other drivers on the road will be courteous and safe. After being involved in an accident, most individuals would stop and attempt to offer aid when possible or wait for authorities. Sometimes, however, individuals are careless or unhelpful, and the resulting incidents can case the loss of life.

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.

UPS truck involved in fatal accident in Roanoke, Virginia

When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the injuries and damages can be catastrophic. When the vehicle involved in such an incident is a large truck, serious injuries or death are not surprising results. For one man, who was walking on Elm Avenue in nearby Roanoke, Virginia, a run-in with a UPS truck turned out to be a fatal accident.