Speed and failure to wear seat belts appear to have contributed to a single-car crash in North Stafford, Virginia (VA), that left two passengers dead and three other people injured.
The deadly wreck occurred at around 3 am on September 15, 2012, on Garrisonville Road. According to police, the 18-year-old driver of the car lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and struck two trees near Green Acre Drive. The 15-year-old and 23-year-old passengers who lost their lives were not buckled up.
The at-fault driver was among the injured. He was released from the hospital and charged with reckless driving, two counts of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses.
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The parents, family members and friends of the victims of this Northern Virginia traffic accident are no doubt in shock and deep in grief. Having represented many families who lost loved ones in preventable car crashes, we know that few tragedies hit people harder than suddenly learning a daughter, son, brother or sister has died. We also know, as wrongful death attorneys, that at-fault drivers can often be held accountable for the loss and suffering they caused.
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