What Happened: A car accident involving six separate vehicles left one woman dead and the at-fault driver with pending charges in Stafford County, Virginia. The tragic wreck occurred on Route 17 in Stafford just north of Route 634. Witnesses reported seeing a pickup truck weaving in and out of traffic at speeds of up to seventy miles per hour; the truck sideswiped three vehicles, one of which was knocked into the median before overturning in the opposite lanes. The victim was thrown out of her car and subsequently struck by another truck in the southbound lanes; the at-fault driver hit a tree and came to a stop. Charges are pending against the latter.
The wreck occurred here, on Route 17 about a mile north of Route 634, in Stafford County, Virginia:
Our most heartfelt sympathies are extended to the loved ones and family members of the victim in this accident. While it’s not clear what caused the driver to operate his motor vehicle so erratically—was he drinking and driving? Just a negligent motorist?—we know that he had no right to drive as he did, and that he could have avoided driving so recklessly and thus ending the life of the victim.
If, like the family members of the victim of this terrible accident, you have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one, our condolences are with you; we know how hard the process is to go through. While no amount of compensation can replace the loss of a loved one, you might consider speaking to a personal injury lawyer about filing a wrongful death claim. The redress one can receive from such a claim will not make the pain go away, but it can help defray some of the costs of such a tragedy.