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1 Dead and 3 Injured due to Reckless Driving

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 Reckless driving causes hundreds of thousands of accidents each year. Tragically, this case is no exception.

A New Jersey woman was killed in a single-car accident in Chesterfield, VA. Three other passengers in the car, including a 4-year-old toddler, were rushed to the hospital to treat their injuries.

Our condolences go out to the loved ones of the victim of the crash.

At 5:00 a.m. on I-95 southbound near Route 10, Xaviar N. Sanders, 19, was travelling in a 2011 Toyota Camry south on I-95 when he ran off the road to the right, came back onto the road crossing the travel lanes, and struck the left barrier wall. It was then that the 48-year-old woman, who was a front seat passenger, was ejected from the vehicle. She was taken to VCU Medical Center, where she later died from her injuries.

The woman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time the accident occurred.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seatbelts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half. Whether the victim would have survived the accident had she been wearing a seatbelt is now a question that the loved ones she leaves behind must face.

Mr. Sanders and, fortunately, the 4-year-old toddler were properly restrained. They had to be transported to the Medical Center after the accident as well, but did not sustain any life-threatening injuries.

Mr. Sanders was charged with reckless driving.

Preventable car accidents are perhaps the most tragic. At our firm, we advise anyone injured in a single-vehicle accident to pursue legal action if the driver is at-fault.Even if the driver is a family or friend, you are actually suing their insurance company, not the driver him or herself. What is most important is that victims receive the compensatory damages they deserve. 

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