Police said a Ford F-150 pickup rear-ended a Ford Taurus . Sikonia, who was driving the pickup, was pronounced dead later at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.The impact also caused personal injuries to the driver of the Taurus and two passengers in the pickup truck. Although they were all taken to the same hospital, police said the injuries they sustained did not seem to be life-threatening.
We do not know the full circumstances of this collision, but our thoughts are with the family of the driver who died.
Rear-end collisions are sadly all too common and our experienced Virginia (VA) car accident injury lawyers deal with many deaths and injuries caused by rear-end collisions. Last year we reported on a case in North Carolina (NC) in which the driver of an SUV went into the rear of a Lenoir County, North Carolina, school bus full of students returning from school, leaving 11 out of 35 students injured.
Our experienced Virginia Beach based car accident injury attorneys have been involved in numerous cases in which a vehicle has been rear-ended. In a 2008 case four people were hurt when they were hit in the rear by a 40-year-old driver. The woman who hit their car was charged with a DUI, in this case. We secured a settlement of $110,000 between the four victims.
Even at low speeds a rear-end collision can have serious consequences. Often victims suffer from whiplash. In more severe crashes permanent injuries may occur.