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Passenger Injured in Accident on I-581 in Roanoke, VA

A 17-year-old driver was reportedly operating his car recklessly before causing an accident on I-581 in Roanoke, Virginia (VA), that sent two people to the hospital with injuries. The teenage driver collided with a pickup truck, according to WSET, causing the the truck to roll over three times.

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A 15-year-old passenger in the car and the at-fault driver were treated at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The man in the pickup refused medical treatment.

It's frustrating reading about preventable accidents like this one. They always leave you wondering if anything bad would have happened if the reckless driver had stuck to the speed limit, stayed in his lane and watched out for other vehicles.

The injured passenger should consider speaking with a personal injury attorney in Virginia to discuss her legal options. It may be awkward and uncomfortable filing a claim when a friend is involved, but she needs to keep in mind that she is not filing the claim directly against her friend. Rather, the driver's insurance company will be responsible for paying damages.

To learn more about this process, take a moment to read this article about filing claims against the insurance policy of an at-fault driver you know or who is a family member.


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