What Happened

A Waynesboro police officer crashed into another vehicle on January 18, 2013.

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 Beach 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.

Potentially Helpful Info:

Our firm published an in-depth legal guide on what to do when you’re seriously injured in a car wreck in Virginia. Read it here.

Have Questions?

Read these FAQs discussing why you should obtain legal counsel when you are the victim in a traffic accident.


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