Virginia State Police say they plan on charging a 42 year-old Wilmington, NC women with felony hit and run, possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute, misdemeanor obstruction of justice, not having a driver’s license and reckless driving following an incident that shut down I-295 South for almost 90 minutes.
According to a report in the Times-Dispatch, the woman, who was driving a Dodge Avenger, was stopped by a Hopedale Deputy for driving 82 mph in a 70 mph zone. The woman sped off in the vehicle after she stopped, but the deputy did not pursue. The Dodge crashed at the 7 mile marker in Prince George County, running off the side of the road, hitting a guardrail and then coming back onto the road and crashing into a tractor trailer. The vehicle caught on fire after hitting the tractor trailer. The woman ran off on foot from the scene, but was caught shortly afterwards by police.
Virginia Injury Lawyer Perspective:
Thankfully, there have been no injuries reported from this accident. The consequences of this woman’s erratic and dangerous driving could have been tragic. We’ve reported on accidents, such as one that recently occurred on U.S. 211, where lives have been lost because of dangerous driving. For those victims lucky enough to survive an accident, such as the victims from a recent accident on I-64 caused by a drunk driver, the rehabilitation process can be a long and difficult one.
If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident because of someone’s dangerous driving, contact a Virginia personal injury attorney to find out what compensation you may be entitled to for pain and loss.
I-295, Hopewell, Prince George, VA
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