Investigators say the 27-year-old officer had his siren on and lights flashing at the time of the accident, and was on his way to respond to a domestic disturbance call. The officer’s Crown Victoria smashed into a 2003 Hyundai at the intersection of Main Street and Arch Avenue. The driver of the Hyundai was a 71-year-old woman from Crozet. Both drivers were taken to Augusta Health.
The accident remains under investigation.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
Even though the wreck was caused by a police officer, the fact remains that someone was injured as a result of the accident. The injured woman should definitely discuss her legal options with a Virginia (VA) personal injury lawyer. She may be entitled to recover compensation for her medical bills and any lost wages. Our firm has experience handling cases against police departments and it can be both a complex and lengthy process. We extend our sympathy to the injured woman and her family.
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