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Car Accident in Chesterfield County Leads to Loss of Life

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What Happened:

The driver of a Honda Civic made a left turn from the southbound exit ramp of Powhite Parkway onto Courthouse Road in Chesterfield, Virginia (VA) and a GMC pickup truck smashed into it. The 26-year-old driver of the Civic died at the scene of the crash, which occurred in the early morning on October 21. According to WTVR, police continue to investigate the accident. No charges have yet been filed, and no further information is available at this time.  

The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective

Our deepest sympathies go out to the victim's family. It's always frustrating to read about fatal accidents where the victim is young and had their whole lives ahead of them.

In a case such as this with limited information, we do not yet know which driver was at fault. Despite the facts of the case not being clear, as of the date of this posting, the family of the victim should consider speaking to a Virginia personal injury lawyer to discuss their legal options. Victims of car crashes at Virginia intersections may be entitled to compensation and wrecks involving a loss of life may provide grounds for a family to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Helpful Info:

Our firm produced a detailed legal video about the Virginia statute of limitations for personal injury cases. Take a moment to watch the informative video here. 


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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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