A woman behind the wheel of an SUV suffered serious, but not life-threatening, injuries when a pickup truck rammed into her vehicle at the intersection of Great Bridge Boulevard and N. Dominion Boulevard/U.S. 17 in Chesapeake, Virginia (VA). Police cited the pickup driver for running a red light just before the crash, which occurred at about 4:30 pm on October 6, 2014.
Emergency responders had to cut the injured woman out of her SUV before transporting her to the hospital. The exact nature of her injuries were not reported, but broken bones and head injuries ranging from bruises to a concussion are likely.
The site of this wreck is one the largest and most heavily used intersections in Chesapeake. Any driver traveling through the area must remain alert and obey all traffic signals to avoid collisions that result injuries and deaths. It may turn out that the man who drove through the red light was neither speeding nor reckless, merely not paying attention. But even the briefest of distractions can put everyone on the road in danger.
My Virginia personal injury law firm colleagues and I wish the woman hurt in this wreck a full and rapid recovery.