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VA Teen Dead After Car Accident Caused by Hurricane Irene
As a personal injury and car accident attorney, I've seen many horrific accidents throughout the years. The combined factors of wind, rain, floods -- not to mention driving in an unfamiliar area without traffic signals working properly -- were apparently just too much to overcome for this driver. I know I faced the difficult decision whether to evacuate or stay put when Hurricane Irene drew closer. Road conditions are always terrible in stormy weather, and when a natural disaster occurs, you just can't account for what could happen.
My thoughts go out to the victim's family and friends. It's truly a tragedy to lose such a young life in an accident so senseless.
Hurricane season isn't over yet. Always take proper precautions to stay safe on the road. Consider seeking shelter at a local community center, and evacuate as early as possible. Once the storm begins, stay off the roads if at all possible. You could save lives.