The most frightening thing about car accidents is not necessarily the amount of damage and injury that they can cause, but the fact that they can happen to anyone at any time without warning. Even the safest of drivers can end up being involved in a fatal accident if another driver is negligent at the wrong time. It only takes one second of reckless or distracted driving to cause a fatal accident, and it only takes one party as well.
SUV Crosses Center Line, Causes Accident
A serious car accident occurred recently in Virginia in the early morning, involving an SUV and another vehicle with four occupants. Official reports claim that the SUV went over the center line, striking the other vehicle and causing one fatality. Two other occupants were airlifted to a nearby medical center in critical condition, and the final passenger, who was also in critical condition, was taken by ambulance to the same medical center.
The SUV driver was also taken by ambulance, but the injuries suffered are not life-threatening. Police are still investigating the crash to determine the exact circumstances, but if initial claims are true, it seems that the vehicle with four passengers was driving correctly on its side of the road, and the accident occurred because the SUV driver crossed the center line.
Read the NBC29 news article here.
Speak With a Fairfax Accident Attorney
It is accidents like these that remind us how truly frightening car accidents can be in their unpredictability. At any moment you could be driving along, obeying all the rules of the road and suddenly find yourself in a serious or even fatal accident. If you have been injured in a car accident or lost a loved one in an accident, contact our car accident attorneys to discuss the aspects of your case. You could be entitled to compensation. Call 703-691-8333 to schedule your free consultation.