Two people are dead and two more are injured after a crash on the Wilson Bridge in Northern Virginia (VA).
Police say the accident occurred around 3 am when the driver of a 2009 Dodge sped across the bridge, rear-ended a Chevy Cobalt. After colliding with the Chevy, the driver lost control and slammed in to the back of a tractor-trailer. The Dodge then caught fire, and while the backseat passenger was able to escape, the driver and the frontseat passenger were killed.
The driver of the tractor-trailer and a backseat passenger from the Dodge were taken to the hospital with injuries.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
Speed surely contributed to the crash. When you are speeding, you often do not have time to react to changing road conditions. This often causes drivers to jerk the wheel suddenly, causing accidents. To be safe, drivers should always follow posted speed limits.
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