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Sentencing Continued in Virginia Car Wreck that Killed Three People

The sentencing for drunk driver from Norfolk, Virginia (VA), who caused a fatal car wreck in August 2010 has been continued. Two other passengers suffered serious injuries in the wreck that happened when the speeding driver missed a turn and allowed his car to hit a guardrail and several trees before smashing into the front porch of a home. Authorities and emergency responders could barely distinguish a vehicle out of the damage, according to DelmarvaNow.com.

The driver’s blood alcohol content was more than three times that of the legal limit of .08. In addition, the car was estimated to be going 100 mph at the time of the crash.

The driver was convicted on three counts of involuntary manslaughter, with the jury recommending that he be sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The family of the victims should consult with a personal injury lawyer in Virginia to discuss their legal options. The reckless behavior of this at-fault driver could be grounds for wrongful death claims and potentially punitive damages. To learn about what type of damages can be pursued in a Virginia wrongful death suit, read this consumer report written by an experienced wrongful death attorney.


Richard N. Shapiro
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