Major roads in Virginia are not only easily accessible and convenient but are also heavily relied on by residents and local commuters. Although these roadways are beneficial, they can also be the stage for tragedy. It is common for drivers to witness various types of car accidents on the roads. Whether it is a simple fender bender or a multi-vehicle collision, injuries and damages could be a part of any type of crash. In some cases, an accident could be so severe that it takes the life of a driver or passenger.
Virginia residents know that the winter months mean possible snow and ice-covered roads. Winter conditions also mean that drivers must adjust their driving. Reducing speeds and keeping a safe distance from other vehicles is crucial. A negligent or distracted driver could easily lose control of their vehicle during inclement weather and cause an automobile collision.
A 62-year-old man faces involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influences charges arising from a collision between two vehicles and resulted in the death of a 62-year-old woman. On Dec. 27, Henrico Police served warrants upon the suspected drunk driver who records show has a criminal history that includes a drug charge, a charge of public intoxication and a traffic violation. He is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 27 for a hearing.
Now that Christmas has passed, the rush to return gifts that are too small, too big or just not right begins. Many retailers are opening at the early hours of December 26, and consumers appear ready. In fact, after Christmas sales represent a good proportion of holiday sales.
The word "selfie" has reached a prominent status in pop culture lexicon. It has been dubbed "Word of the Year 2013" and use of the word has increased 17,000 percent (not kidding) over the last year according to Oxford Dictionaries. However, the specter of drivers taking selfies while behind the wheel has grabbed the attention of the American Automobile Association (AAA).
Virginia parents may be interested to learn about how a mother who lost her 11-year-old daughter due to hospital negligence has advocated for a new law to prevent the same thing from happening to other surgical patients. Following an elective surgery at a prestigious hospital, the young girl was given continuous opiod medication but was not continuously monitored.
It is common knowledge in Virginia that texting while driving is a bad idea. Studies have shown that at normal highway speeds, a car can travel the length of a football field in the time a driver takes his or her eyes off the road to look at their cell phone to read or send text messages.