An 18-year-old female lost her life in an accident involving a wrong-way driver. The at-fault driver was headed eastward in the westbound lane of Moses Grandy Trail in Chesapeake, Virginia (VA). The wrong-way driver crashed head-on into a sedan heading westbound, according to the Virginian-Pilot. The driver of the sedan and the at-fault wrong-way driver were killed in this car wreck.
This Chesapeake car crash is a tragedy. Any accident where a death occurs is terrible, but it is especially painful when the victim is young and had their whole lives ahead of them. Our deepst sympathies go out to the victim’s family.
Authorities are unsure whether drugs or alcohol played a role in this wrong-way car wreck. We will have to wait and see what the actual cause is determined to be when the investigation is complete.
A study indicate that accidents caused by wrong-way driving car wrecks only amount to about 0.1 percent of all accidents in Virginia, but when they do occur, they're frequently deadly. In fact, they are 27 percent more likely to cause car crash deaths than other types of car accidents.
Wrong-way drivers tend to either be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Other times, they are elderly, confused drivers. Sometimes, wrong-way drivers are doing it intentionally, often to avoid traffic or make a U-turn. Others may simply be inattentive, mistaking an off-ramp for an on-ramp.