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Virginia residents probably know that driving is a privilege and not a right. After all, drivers must show their ability to control a vehicle by passing a battery of driving skill tests and showing knowledge of Virginia's motor vehicle laws by passing a written test. Even after obtaining the legal privilege to drive, there is little guarantee that any driver will be responsible. Car accidents cannot be ruled out and deaths are, unfortunately, common on Virginia roads.

The scope and impact of each car accident tends to be unique. If a victim manages to survive, life could be derailed as a result of the crash, especially if there is a lengthy recovery process. If the victim succumbs to injury, this death usually leaves behind a trail of monetary and emotional loss among surviving family members. Take, for instance, a recent case of an accident on a Virginia highway, in which a 60-year-old man died at the accident scene when his car was struck from behind by another vehicle that entered the roadway at an intersection.

The impact of the other driver's car caused the victim's vehicle to spin and overturn. The man was thrown from the car as a result of the impact. The driver of the other car was an 86-year-old female who was not injured. The cause of the car collision is still being investigated. A local fire department helped the Virginia police at the scene.

Responsibility for the accident in this case has not yet been established. However, if it can be shown that the female driver was responsible for this tragic event, she may have to pay compensation to the victim's family.

Source:, "Va. State Police Investigate Fatal Accident," Merris Badcock, Aug. 21, 2014

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