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Driver Charged With Manslaughter in Virginia Beach Wreck

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What Happened:

A Ford Explorer was traveling south on Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach, when it drifted into the northbound lane and slammed into a Ford 150 pickup truck head on. The driver in the second vehicle, Andrea Renee, was killed and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Explorer has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Alcohol and speed were not factors in this wreck, according to the state police. Herzing was arrested Feb. 7 after being indicted by a grand jury.

The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Perspective:

According to the US government, distracted driving killed 3,000 people in 2010. Distracted driving leads to senseless crashes such as this one far too often, because drivers simply do not pay attention to what they are doing. Legal recourse through a civil lawsuit is often warranted in these cases, which often amount to driver negligence.

If you or a loved one are ever the victim of a distracted driving incident, you should consider speaking to a Virginia personal injury lawyer. A tough attorney with a strong reputation in personal injury cases could be the difference between a major settlement in your favor, and nothing at all. It is a good idea to hire a qualified personal injury lawyer in distracted driving cases who has a proven record in recovering major settlements for victims.

Helpful Info:

Our personal injury legal team has assembled this helpful legal report on the risks of distracted driving, as well as the laws on the issue in Virginia and North Carolina.

Also, read about how our legal team won a $1 million settlement for a car accident victim in Virginia Beach.

Have Questions?

Learn more about wrongful death civil claims by reading our online library of answers to FAQs on this subject.


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JP

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