One person went to the hospital and another sustained minor injuries when a car ran off Deep Creek Boulevard in Portsmouth, Virginia (VA), and hit an apartment building. Police do not know why the at-fault driver lost control of her vehicle just after noon on June 1, 2012, but they informed WAVY-TV 10 that the woman was not hurt in the collision. It is unclear whether charges will be filed.
Cars and trucks probably shouldn't hit houses, businesses or apartments. Precisely because the structures are such large targets, drivers should find them easy to miss. Still, collisions with buildings occur with surprising frequency.
Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol find it impossible to stay on the road. Speeding drivers lose control while making turns or going around curves. Drivers suffer medical emergencies such as heart attacks or seizures. Sometimes, a driver just confuses the brake and gas pedals.
Whatever caused the accident in Portsmouth, the result is that two people who were at home wound up injured. Even if the at-fault driver was doing everything correctly and lost control only because of an unforeseen medical problem, the person could be held liable for compensating the injured people for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering.
The victims of the crash should consider contacting an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney to discuss their legal options.