Diesha Williams, a 38 year-old woman from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and her unborn child were killed in an accident involving three vehicles in Chesapeake, Virginia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 according to a report from 13NewsNow.

Three vehicles were involved in the accident, which took place on Cornland Road and Route 17. Five people had to be transported by paramedics after the crash.  Ms. Williams and her unborn child passed away in the hospital. 

Police say the driver of an SUV traveling west on Cornland Road failed to yield the right of way to traffic flowing north on Route 17. The SUV then hit a sedan and a pick-up truck. Ms. Williams was traveling in the sedan and was nine months pregnant. The driver of the SUV was issued a summons for failure to yield right of way and the accident is still under investigation. 

We are sorry for Ms. Williams’ family’s tragic loss. The loss of both lives is deeply saddening and the consequences of an accident of this type can be difficult to cope with, particularly here when it seems like the accident could have been prevented by a driver conducting herself appropriately on the road. 

Under the facts as they exist today, Ms. Williams’ family may be able to bring lawsuits for civil recovery for Ms. Williams wrongful death and the wrongful death of her unborn child. Our firm is familiar with the law in this area and committed to helping victims and the families of victims receive monetary compensation when their deaths were caused by someone else’s wrongdoing.

Nearly 1,000,000 children die every year as a result of unintentional injuries across the world, and the biggest killer is traffic accidents, according to a report from the World Health Organization. But for our clients who have suffered this extreme loss and for others like Ms. Williams family, the only number that matters is 2, the number of lives they lost. Allow our experienced personal injury law firm to take care of the legal ramifications of your loved one’s death as a result of a car accident while you grieve. Contact Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan today.