Staunton, Virginia Car Crash Kills One

What Happened:

A car near Staunton, Virginia was driving on Patterson Mill Road near New Hope, when the driver lost control. It plunged down a steep embankment and smashed into several trees.

The passenger in the car, Jacob Wonderley, died, and the driver was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center. Neither man wore his seat belt. Charges are pending, according to the Virginia State Police.

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Perspective:

This unfortunate car accident illustrates to need for drivers to always obey speed limits, and to slow down when road conditions are less than ideal. We extend our condolences to the family of the victim.

A consultation with a personal injury attorney in this case could be helpful; a wrongful death lawsuit could be brought against the driver in this case. The victim’s family could feel some sense of justice for their tragic loss.

For More Information:

Learn about the limits of financial compensation in Virginia in a wrongful death case.

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