A Yorktown woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident in Isle of Wight County on Monday, May 14, 2012. Virginia State Police are still investigating the incident, but have stated that they believe alcohol was a factor in the Virginia car wreck.
According to local Virginia news sources, 49-year-old Christina Stallings was driving southbound on Route 258 in Isle of Wight County when her vehicle veered off of the road and struck a tree just before nine in the evening. The Virginia car accident took place just south of the intersection of Route 258 and Bob White Road. She was the only occupant in the vehicle.
The woman, who was wearing a seat belt, was flown by medical helicopter to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where she remains in treatment. Police say that they have reason to believe the woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Charges related to this suspected drinking and driving accident are pending but expected. It is not known if the driver involved in this possible DUI accident has a history of traffic violations, past drinking and driving charges, or issues with addiction.
The Virginia DUI car accident attorneys at Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan wish to remind our readers of the danger of drinking and driving – both for those behind the wheel and for others on the road. Our thoughts are with all of the victims of drinking and driving crashes across the state, and we wish the injured driver in this case a short and complete recovery.