According to a news report on wsls.com, a single-car crash on the Route 11 Bypass in Lexington, Virginia left two children dead and four other passengers sent to the hospital. According to state police investigating the accident, the car struck part of an overpass bridge after crossing the center line of the highway. After all passengers were transported to a nearby hospital, and the two juveniles tragically pronounced dead, the driver, along with a fourth juvenile and another passenger, were taken to another hospital for additional treatment.
It is always heart-wrenching to read about children who have died in car accidents. While the death of any driver or passenger is always awful for friends and loved ones, the death of a young person is particularly tragic; our deepest sympathies are with those who have been touched by and are grieving over this terrible event.
Accidents like these can be made even worse when they are single-car crashes; in many cases, a friend or loved one may find him- or herself filing an injury claim against the at-fault driver, even though they know the driver well. The personal injury attorneys at our Virginia law firm have extensive experience dealing with these circumstances, so we know how painful they can be; sometimes, however, they are necessary, depending on the circumstances.
While accidents often come out of nowhere, it’s important to be aware of what comes after, particularly in cases where children are injured.Our Virginia personal injury attorneys are familiar with the laws regarding child injury claims, and have written about it here. We have also written a guide explaining the injury risks associated with children and teenagers; you can download it by clicking this link.
It is also important to be aware of the general laws, regulations and facts regarding car accidents, especially the particular laws of the state in which you live. Our VA injury attorneys have published a guide, available here, that gives an overview of Virginia’s car accidents.