What Happened: According to dailypress.com, a driver and his passenger were travelling northbound in a Honda on Tidewater Drive in Norfolk at around 4:30AM when the driver struck a police car head on. The police officer was injured and taken to the hospital. The other driver was also injured and was reported in critical condition; his passenger, identified as Karoline Johnson, 21, of Norfolk, was pronounced dead at the scene. As of this posting, police were investigating the accident.
Here is the location of the accident:
The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective: Accidents and crashes such as this one are always terrible tragedies; the victim in this case was especially young. Our deepest sympathies are with the families that have been touched by these awful circumstances.
At the time of this posting, we don’t know whether or not the crash was the result of drunk driving, fatigued driving, or something else; we will have to wait for the police investigation to learn just what caused the accident. While it’s painful and uncomfortable to think of, we do know from experience that the family of the young woman may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim, depending on the cause of the wreck.
Potentially Helpful Info: The death of a loved one is a heartbreaking experience to go through; we have worked with many clients who have had to deal with losing a family member in a car accident. Those who have lived through such circumstances should consider speaking to a personal injury lawyer to determine if they have any legal rights to redress. The personal injury lawyers at our Virginia law firm have written an article describing the process of a wrongful death claim; you can read it here.
In addition, because the wrongful death claim process can be so painful to those already suffering, it is important to find the best attorney to handle the case. One of our Virginia personal injury attorneys has published an article that describes the best way to find the best lawyer to handle a wrongful death case; click here to look it over.
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