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Pickup-Car Crash in Isle of Wight County, VA Kills One

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A pickup truck ran out of control during a heavy downpour and severe thunderstorm on the night on June 2, 2012, in Isle of Wight County, Virginia (VA). This would not bear mentioning, except for the fact that the pickup next collided with a car travelling in the opposite direction of U.S. 258, killing the car's driverThe man behind the wheel of the truck also sustained severe injuries.


State police continue to investigate the fatal accident near the junction with VA 634/Little Norfolk Road. Authorities have not filed any charges, but they did tell reporters that the bad weather and poor road conditions contributed to causing the wreck.

 


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The Virginia Wrongful Death Attorneys' Perspective

The incident may indeed have just been a tragic confluence of terrible driving conditions and two vehicles being the wrong places at the wrong instant. But even if the pickup driver is never charged with any traffic violation such as speeding or leaving his own lane, he could still be held legally liable for having taken another person's life.


The deceased victim's family might then decide file claims against the truck driver's insurance policy. If the at-fault driver is uninsured or lacks adequate coverage, claims can be filed with the victim's insurer under his policy's uninsured motorist clause.


Potentially Helpful Info

All drivers must exercise extra caution during periods of bad weather. Our Virginia personal injury law firm offers safe driving tips here.


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EJL

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