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Fleeing Driver Causes Wreck and Death of Passenger

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When a police vehicle flashes its lights to pull you over, listen to them and pull to the side of the road. Attempting to evade the police is never a good idea, as evidenced by the tragic accident that occurred in Fairfax City, Virginia (VA).

A Virginia State Police trooper began chasing a Honda Accord that was driving erratically at a high rate of speed heading west on Route 236 in Fairfax City. As the driver of the Honda approached the intersection of Route 29 and Route 50, the driver ran a red light and slammed into a Toyota Camry, according to the Fairfax City Patch.

If that wasn’t bad enough, the driver of the Honda decided to try and run from the accident. Fortunately, they were quickly captured by a state trooper.

The result of the Honda driver’s actions is an accident scene filled with death and pain. It turns out that there was a male passenger in the Honda. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Camry, Yassin A. Fereva of Fairfax (named in the Patch article, 9-21-13), had to be taken to the hospital due to injuries.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of the passenger who lost his life in this terrible accident and we sincerely hope the driver of the Camry pulls through. It’s so frustrating to read about accidents that could have been prevented, if only the at-fault driver exercised more caution.

In this situation, the driver of the Honda was underage (15 years old) and should not have been behind the wheel of a car in the first place. He has been charged with a myriad of offenses including involuntary manslaughter, a felony count of attempting to elude police, a felony count of hit-and-run, and driving without a driver’s license.

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