When a pickup truck and car collided head-on on Whaleyville Road in Suffolk, Virginia (VA), shortly before noon on Nov. 20, 2012, one woman lost her life and another woman suffered severe injuries. Police identified the woman who was killed as the car's driver, Yvonne Carol Jones Dailey.
Eyewitnesses told the Suffolk News-Herald that both vehicles went airborne after crashing, and that the pickup rolled over onto its roof after landing in a ditch beside the two-lane road.
Authorities could not immediately determine which driver caused the deadly accident. But one of the people who saw the collision said such wrecks are common along the curved stretch of Whaleyville Road when a driver speeds or attempts to pass.
The Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyers' Perspective
This is the second fatal head-on collision on a two-lane rural road in the Tidewater area in less than a week. On Nov. 15, a minivan and an SUV ran into each other on Shillelagh Road in Chesapeake, leaving a well-respected veterinarian dead. The other driver in that crash has since been charged with reckless driving for failing to maintain control of her vehicle.
Few traffic accidents cause as many permanent injuries and deaths as head-on collisions. At the same time, few accidents seem as easily avoidable. Staying in one's lane, not speeding around curves and not becoming distracted behind the wheel are keys to driving safely at all times. More importantly, practicing those safe driving habits will keep anyone from causing a head-on crash.
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