A serious t-bone crash occurred in Virginia Beach, trapping one person in their vehicle until emergency rescuers arrived. Three people were transported to a hospital, but the injuries were reported to not be life-threatening.

The two-vehicle crash occurred in the 100 block of London Bridge Road.

Police are still investigating the cause of the incident, but there are several possibilities in which the drivers erred to cause the accident. T-bone crashes happen most often at intersections, in parking lots, and when two vehicles pass on a road with multiple lanes. A quick look at the location where the accident took place reveals several intersections. It stands to reason that the accident resulted from one of the numerous conflicts that can take place at an intersection, like turning left without yielding or crossing the road without looking both ways.

In these situations, liability is with the driver who did not yield and allow the other driver the right of way. For the best interest of all motorists on the road, it is imperative that everyone fulfill their responsibility to stop for stop signs, obey traffic lights, and yield to oncoming traffic for unprotected left turns or a right turn on red.

Our Virginia Beach personal injury attorneys understand how devastating these types of accidents can be for victims. For example, we represented a client who sustained serious orthopedic injuries because the other driver failed to yield the right of way to our client. The victims suffer physical, emotional and psychological trauma after such an incident.

If the rule is to stop or yield to oncoming traffic, the driver must obey or risk their safety and everyone else’s safety. There is no place for taking short-cuts behind the wheel.