What Happened:

A Springfield, Virginia man is dead, Ernest Campbell, 81, after a two-car crash caused by an alleged reckless driver.

A 2006 Subaru Legacy was driving north in I-395 near Washington D.C., when the driver lost control, running off the left side of the highway. He struck the guardrail, bounced off and flew across the northbound lanes and smashed into an elderly man’s Dodge Dakota truck. The truck spun off the road into a guardrail and flipped over. The 81 year-old driver was killed on impact.

The driver of the Subaru, Edward Flores-Curiel, was not injured, nor was his passenger. He has been charged with reckless driving. Alcohol was not involved in the accident, police stated.

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Perspective:

This tragic accident indicates the great importance that all of us maintain control of our vehicles, and always obey posted speed limits. We send our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased, and we suggest that they investigate the possibility of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Speaking to a Virginia personal injury attorney could help to illuminate some of the possible legal options in this case.

For example, they could be eligible for financial restitution in a civil claim for any sorrow, mental anguish and loss of solace suffered by them due to the loss of their loved one.  They also could be eligible for loss of services, protection and care that the deceased provided, as well as funeral expenses.

For More Information:

Our personal injury attorneys have written this helpful article about the damages that are allowed in a wrongful death case in Virginia.


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