Roanoke Auto Accident Lawyer

Virginia Car Accident Shows Dangers of Teen Driving

by Staff Blogger | October 18th, 2012

Oct. 18, 2012

The dangers of teen driving are real. Experts say roughly 36,000 American teens are killed and thousands more are injured each year on U.S. roadways, with motor vehicle accidents being the number one cause of death for the age group.

One major cause for these accidents is distraction, with more than 75 percent of teens admitting to texting while driving. This behavior can increase the chances of an accident by as much as four times. The dangers hit home for many in Franklin County, Virginia, earlier this week when a teen was killed and five others injured in a Virginia Auto Accident.

WSLS 10 News reports the crash occurred Sunday morning at around 3:30 a.m. A 19-year-old Vinton man was driving a Cadillac CTS eastbound on the highway when the vehicle veered off the road, striking a tree.

The 15-year-old front seat passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was declared dead at the scene, while the driver and four other passengers were rushed to a local hospital for treatment of injuries ranging from moderate to serious.

The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm send their sympathies to the family and friends of the victims of this accident. They would also like to remind parents of teenagers to discuss safe driving habits. Developing a driving contract with your child that outlines driving behaviors to be followed behind the wheel at all times may also be beneficial.

Two Killed In Virginia Auto Accident Caused By Reckless Driving

by Staff Blogger | June 21st, 2012

June 21, 2012

A Virginia car accident caused by reckless driving left two people dead in Campbell County earlier this week. Reports from WSLS 10 News indicate that the crash happened just after 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Sunburst and Leesville Roads.

The Roanoke Auto Accident occurred when the driver of a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle, traveling eastbound along Sunburst Road at a high rate of speed, failed to obey a stop sign at the intersection with Leesville Road. A 2003 Nissan Murano SUV, which had the right-of-way, struck the motorcyclist which caused the rider to be thrown from the bike. The motorcycle then collided with the side of a nearby home.

The Nissan SUV ran off the road and struck a tree. The driver was declared dead at the scene, while the passenger died from her injuries shortly after arrival at a local hospital.

The motorcyclist was treated and released. He was arrested and charged with reckless driving shortly after being discharged. Investigators are continuing to look into the crash and say that more charges may be pending against the driver of the motorcycle.

The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers understand how devastating it must be to lose a loved one to such a careless act on the road. That is why the firm would like to send out their deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the two women who lost their lives in this tragic accident.