An Isle of Wight County, Virginia (VA), sheriff's deputy has been charged with failure to yield right of way and causing a crash with an SUV at the county government complex off U.S. 258 between the towns of Windsor and Smithfield.
According to the Daily Press, the law enforcement officer was making a left-hand turn during the morning of Nov. 14, 2012, when the collision occurred. A mother and daughter in the other vehicle suffered severe injuries, and the woman remained hospitalized in critical condition three days later.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
Failing to wait until oncoming traffic has passed before making a left-hand turn can be deadly. While no lives were lost in the Isle of Wight accident, the recoveries of the woman and girl hospitalized by the wreck promise to be long, expensive and, perhaps, never complete. While it is tempting to call this incident worse than most since it is being blamed on a law enforcement officer who was driving distractedly or recklessly, the real lesson to draw from the accident is that all drivers must exercise the utmost caution when turning left.
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