Theresa Supica was a loving, nurturing mother who was committed to her children. Her 12-year-old daughter was “a sweetheart,” who loved to bake cakes and enjoyed playing soccer and softball competitively, said family friend Cynthia Schmidt.

Tragically, Supica will never see her children again and her daughter will never again kick a soccer ball. That’s because they were both killed Monday morning when a car struck their sport utility vehicle on I-95 south in Henrico County, Virginia (VA), the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Her two other teenage daughters who were also in the car at the time of the accident are recovering at VCU Medical Center from serious injuries sustained in the collision. Since I’m a father, as well as a Virginia car accident attorney, it pains me to hear a story like this but I’ve seen them happen all too often.

The family was traveling to Virginia Beach, VA, for field hockey tryouts, when the unthinkable happened. A Toyota Corolla was traveling in the right lane of southbound I-95 and changed lanes to avoid another vehicle but then lost control. The car then traveled the wrong way into oncoming traffic and hit the Supicas’ car head on, causing the Explorer to veer out of control and overturn several times, landing on its roof.


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I hope the at-fault driver’s insurance company does the right thing by this family. There is no price tag you can put on a daughter’s hug or a wife’s smile.

While the states make sure that everyone on the road has at least minimum coverage, they do a very poor job in making sure that the insurance companies themselves live up to their financial obligations. That’s why having a Virginia personal injury attorney that understands both liability law and how the insurance companies operate is a must.