A pickup truck lost control, ran off the road, and smashed through the front of a house in Woodbridge, Virginia, pinning the sleeping homeowner under the vehicle. The crash happened on the 1900 block of Willow Lane in Prince William County.
Rescue crews stabilized the truck and the structure, so that they could treat the victim. The victim was then pulled from under the truck by rescue personnel and was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the pickup was charged with drunk driving and driving without a license.
The house is being looked over by a building inspector to determine if it is still inhabitable.
Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Perspective:
Drinking and driving is extremely dangerous and leads to over 10,000 fatalities in the US each year. Drunk drivers are also responsible for thousands of cases of injuries each year, and this case is no exception. Victims of drunk drivers deserve the best legal representation possible in a civil lawsuit so they can have some measure of justice for their pain and suffering.
If you or your loved one has recently been victimized by a drunk driver, you should use care in choosing a strong, experienced Virginia personal injury lawyer to represent you in a civil lawsuit for your injuries. Not every lawyer has the skill and experience to win you a major settlement in a drunk driving case, but you will want to be sure that you have such a personal injury lawyer working for you.
Read about our recent $100,000 settlement where a drunk driver drove onto a sidewalk and seriously injured a pedestrian in Chesapeake. Also, read about our recent $19,000 settlement for a drunk driver victim in Virginia Beach.