One of the first things you learn in driver’s education is how to change lanes. First, put your turn signal on, next look in the rear view mirror to make sure no other cars are in the lane and then simply ease over. So I’m having trouble understanding why there were two car accidents this weekend alone involving improper lane changes.

The newest car accident happened on I-85, south-bound in Dinwiddie, Virginia (VA), just south of Petersburg. It happened just before six on Sunday, May 30th, 2011. State police say a Ford Expedition tried to change lanes but sideswiped a Jeep Cherokee. After hitting the Jeep, the Ford ran off the left side of the road and hit a guardrail and several trees.


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The Ford’s driver and passenger were flown by med-flight to VCU Medical Center in Richmond.  They were seriously hurt, but are expected to recover. I wish them a swift recovery, but as a Virginia personal injury attorney I know that if you have been in a car accident that wasn’t your fault and suffered injuries, you can be sure that it will be an uphill battle. If the car or truck accident resulted in extensive physical injuries, the insurer will often make the process as difficult as possible.