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Parents Heading Home After Picking Up Dinner Killed in Car Accident

Michael and Jeanne Merrill, along with their three daughters, had just picked up dinner from Bertucci's and were heading back to their home in Fairfax, Virginia (VA) on Fairfax County Parkway. What happened next was every driver's worst nightmare - another vehicle hit the Merrill's Honda Pilot sending both vehicles into the opposite lane followed by another collision with a car and a truck, according to the Washington Post.  

Fortunately, the three children survived and sustained minor injuries. The parents were killed.

My deepest condolences go out to the Merrill's friends and family, especially their young children (the oldest child is only 13). This was a terrible accident. Losing a loved one is never easy and these children will have to go on without the love and guidance of their parents.

The details of what exactly caused the accident are still unknown, but a thorough investigation needs to be conducted. We need to figure out how and why this other car smashed into the Merrill's Pilot.  All we know at the moment is the road was wet, but it wasn't raining at the time of the accident.

About the Editors: Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan is a law firm which focuses on injury and accident law and our attorneys have handled thousands of car and truck accident cases. Check out our case results to see for yourself. In addition, check out our FREE special reports on distracted driving and The Best Guide to Car Accident injuries in Virginia. Our primary office in based in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) although our lawyers hold licenses in NC, SC, WV, KY and DC. We are ready to talk to you by phone right now-we provide free initial confidential injury case consultations, so call us toll free at 1-800-752-0042. Our injury attorneys also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube . Furthermore, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard and Norfolk Injuryboard as a pro bono public information service.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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