State Police say the victim Phyllis Marie Cumbee, 61, died when she pulled out from an intersection in front of a State Police cruiser. She wasn't wearing her seat belt and was thrown out of her car.
The crash happened on U. S. Route 460 in Giles County, Virginia (VA) when the trooper was in pursuit of a vehicle he spotted speeding through the town of Pembroke.
The accident is still under investigation.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
This is a very tragic accident and a reminder to always wear your seat belt. Wearing your seat belt is your best defense against injury or death in the event of a crash. Studies by road safety authorities have shown a seat belt increases your chances of surviving a crash by up to 60 percent.
If the investigation shows that the state trooper is at fault for this accident the Cumbee family will want to consider speaking with a knowledgeable Virginia (VA) wrongful death lawyer. A private consultation will allow the family to find out what damages they may be entitled to for their pain and loss. We extend our deepest condolences to the Cumbee family.
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