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Driver's Flight From Suffolk, VA Traffic Stop Ends With One Dead, Another Seriously Injured

Police are investigating a crash in July 2011 that left one person dead and two injured in Suffolk, VA, when the car fled after an officer tried to stop it for a traffic violation in the 1500 block of Holland Road, according to he Virginian-Pilot. One of the car's passengers, a 36-year-old Franklin, Virginia woman, died, and another passenger, a woman, suffered serious injuries. The second woman was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

The car stopped for the traffic violation, but sped west when the officer got out of his vehicle. The car's driver was wanted on a felony warrant in Southampton County, VA.

The officer broadcast the car description to other officers. Later, in the 6400 block of Holland Road, officers found the car after it struck a guardrail and then a tree. Three people were trapped inside, and Suffolk Fire and Rescue rescued them.

A vast majority of car crashes involve some type of driver error. This means drivers can impact traffic safety by driving defensively.  In a moment, a car crash can take away a life. To learn more about what to do if a loved one is killed in a car accident, check out our Frequently Asked Questions devoted to the subject.


Richard N. Shapiro
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