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Virginia Beach, VA Teen Killed in Chesapeake Pickup Truck Crash

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A fatal car crash in Chesapeake, Virginia (VA), ended the life of a 19-year-old young woman who had lived in Virginia Beach, According to the Virginian-Pilot, police suspect speed contributed to the fatal wreck in which the driver also suffered serious injuries and had to be airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

The wreck happened early in the morning on Sunday, August 14, 2011, when the pickup truck in which the young woman was a passenger crashed into a tree in the 1200 block of Blackwater Road.

Sadly, with congested traffic, distracted driving. and people drinking or driving on a revoked license, car and truck accidents are bound to happen. Crashes you did not cause are a category of personal injuries that interrupt people's lives every day, causing not only physical and emotional trauma, but also financial stress from medical bills and lost wages. 

Usually, crashes happen when a driver departs from the actions expected of a reasonably prudent person conducting under similar circumstances. The injured victim, with the assistance of Virginia personal injury lawyers, proves four elements:
  • Defendant owed victim a duty;
  • Defendant breached that duty;
  • Victim was injured;
  • Defendant's breach caused victim's injury.

To learn more about what to do when you or a loved one gets hurt in a car accident that results in death or serious injuries, check out our online library resources devoted to the subject.

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