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VCU Student Killed, Two Others Injured in Downtown Richmond Crash
The at-fault driver was charged with driving under the influence, felony manslaughter and refusal to submit to a blood alcohol test.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the officer was sitting in a parking lot doing paperwork at the corner of Canal and Second streets when he witnessed a 2004 Mazda 6 run a red light. The Mazda then ran directly into a Toyota Yaris that subsequently spun out and crashed into a brick building.
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One passenger in the Yaris died, while two other people in that car were taken to the hospital with injuries. Passengers in the Mazda, the driver and four other passengers, were not injured.
When a person makes the reckless choice to drink and drive, they should be held accountable for their irresponsible and dangerous actions. The driver of the Mazda not only refused to adhere to traffic laws, but he also refused to cooperate with police and take a blood alcohol test. The victims and their families should contact a personal injury lawyer in Virginia to determine what legal options are appropriate.
To get more info about the civil litigation process and what a victim should do after a serious car wreck, take a moment to read this consumer report written by an experienced injury attorney in Virginia.