Matthew Ward, a 19-year-old young man was driving along in his Ford Ranger pick-up truck when he failed to yield the right of way on a left turn causing an accident with a Toyota Camray along Route 130 and Route 29 in Madison Heights, Virginia (VA).
Six people were injured in the accident, including an 8-year-old boy. Fortunately, no one was killed in this car/truck crash, but that's attributable to luck more than anything else. The pick-up truck flipped multiple times. Matthew is lucky to be alive.
13 people have been killed in car crashes from 2006-2008 in Amherst County, where Madison Heights is located.
This accident is an important reminder of patience and looking both ways when making turns in an automobile. As an injury lawyer who works for a firm which represents people seriously hurt in car accidents, I know full well the ramifications of failing to obey the rules of the road.
Most of us have fallen victim to not really stopping at a stop sign, or rushing to make a turn in order to try and avoid getting mired in traffic. We have to remind ourselves that patience is a vital virtue when operating a vehicle. Any mistake can lead to a horrendous accident, as evident above.
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