Two Local Teens Killed in Car Accident

by Staff Blogger | November 15th, 2012

Nov. 15, 2012

Statistics have long shown that young people are at the highest risk of being involved in motor vehicle accidents. Reports from the Virginia Highway Safety Office says that over the first ten months of 2012, there were a total of 70 motor vehicle fatalities involving people between the ages of 16 and 20-years-old.

Two young lives were lost in a Roanoke Car Accident earlier this week in Bedford County. According to The Roanoke Times, the crash happened at around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, at the intersection of Virginia 24 and Masons Lane.

Reports show the 17-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang approached the intersection with Virginia 24 from Masons Lane with a 16-year-old female passenger in the front seat, and two teenage passengers in the rear of the vehicle. The Mustang paused at the intersection and then turned left onto the highway. However, the driver pulled out in front of a Ford F-350 pickup truck driven by a 49-year-old Vinton man and the two vehicles collided.

The impact killed both the driver and the young woman in the front seat of the Mustang, while the two rear passengers were rushed to a local hospital with injuries.

The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm understand the emotions that can come with suddenly losing a loved one in a tragic accident, and would like to send their deepest sympathies to the victims’ friends and families.