A three-vehicle accident on Lynnhaven Parkway in Virginia Beach, VA, on the afternoon of August 26, 2012, left the at-fault driver dead and drivers of two cars hospitalized with injuries. The crash occurred near the intersection with Primrose Lane when a man driving a van crossed over the grassy median and struck two cars on the opposite ride of the road.
Police say the at-fault driver was thrown from his van and crushed to death when the vehicle rolled over and came to a rest on top of him. The injured people in the cars were transported to hospitals for treatment.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
No details on why the van crossed the median and into the path of oncoming vehicles were immediately available. As Virginia personal injury attorneys who have represented many victims of wrong-way and head-on collisions, however, we know that such crashes can result from drunk and drugged driving, falling asleep at the wheel, medical emergencies, excessive speed and distractions.
Investigators will have to look into each of those scenarios. Regardless of what they find, the outcome of the accident will remain a loss of life and serious injuries. We send our condolences to the deceased man's friends and family, along with our wishes for speedy recoveries for the people hurt.
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