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Car crashes are a leading cause of fatalities in Virginia


Car accidents in Virginia are frequent events, and causes of car crashes may be attributed to a number of reasons including negligent driving or speeding. There are many instances where a car accident causes a brain injury or permanent disability. Taking these outcomes into account, a car crash may result in heavy medical expenses and financial damages.

Teen drivers at higher risk of being in a fatal car accident


A car accident is among one of the most common causes of fatalities. Every year, even with adequate safety measures employed by Virginia law enforcement authorities, the number of automobile accidents continues to climb. Statistically speaking, the largest demographic sector at risk may be American teenagers, because motor vehicle crashes result in the largest number of fatalities for drivers in those ranks.

Chesterfield County car accident results in one fatality


Any sort of a Virginia mishap on the road can have horrifying consequences, especially when a fatality occurs. They can happen for a number of reasons, including mechanical failures, driver fatigue or negligence on the part of one or more of the drivers. As Roanoke, Virginia, residents may know, it is generally expected that all drivers maintain reasonable caution on the roads, especially when driving in traffic. In some cases, though, even such awareness is not enough to prevent accidents.

Many reasons to maintain caution and avoid a car accident


The motor vehicle has become such an intrinsic part of our world that we tend to think of driving as a routine activity that seldom requires much attention. Yet, as any Virginia resident probably knows, every driver needs to be careful when driving a car on public roads in order to avoid fatal car accidents.

Virginia car accident leaves one dead


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.

Virginia woman injured in car crash


As many as 741 people were killed in Virginia as a result of car crashes in 2013, according to statistics released by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Between 2012 and 2013 the total number of persons who suffered injuries due to car collisions in the state stood at 65,114, from a total of 121,763 automobile crashes. The major reasons behind motor vehicle collisions in Virginia are distracted driving, drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs.

Roanoke car accident victim still recovering from crash


Driving on public roads is a privilege for individuals who, through the completion of required driving tests, have shown a certain ability to operate and control an automobile within full knowledge of motoring laws. After attaining the privilege, there is no guarantee that a vehicle owner will be a responsible driver, and as a consequence, many accidents and many injuries and even deaths, occur every year. Drivers responsible for such incidents are also liable for prosecution under criminal law.

463 car accidents in Virginia during Memorial Day weekend


Roanoke County, Virginia, residents would probably agree that car accidents are among the major causes of fatalities and injuries in the United States. Car accidents may be the result of various factors including distracted driving and driving under the influence.

Pedestrian injured in late-night Martinsville accident


Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries and death in the United States. There are a wide variety of causes, including distracted driving, drunken driving, speeding and generally irresponsible operation of motor vehicles. Certain factors, of course, are often beyond a driver's control, such as bad weather or poor road conditions. Accidents can have a range of outcomes, from minor fender benders to fatalities. In accidents between cars and pedestrians, however, pedestrians frequently suffer serious and often life-threatening injuries.

Accident in Virginia leads to death of 100-year-old man


The streets of Virginia, like those in all other U.S. states, are busy, and thousands of cars ride on them every single day. At any given time, many motorists fail to exercise sufficient caution in order to avoid the possibility of a car crash. A car accident can cause serious injury to those involved, and victims can undergo a considerable amount of pain and suffering in the process while incurring substantial medical expenses. Unfortunately, in some cases an accident can be so severe that someone involved dies.

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