by los | September 22nd, 2011
September 22, 2011
A Virginia man who was legally drunk when he blew through a stop sign and caused a fatal Easter Sunday collision was sentenced this week to seven to 21 years in prison.
The sentencing, in an Oneida County courtroom, was an emotional one, according to the Utica Observer-Dispatch.
“[My father] survived a horrible war in Bosnia, was wounded, spent days in a concentration camp,” said the victim’s daughter. “Finally, when he could enjoy his life again and enjoy his grandkids, his life was cut short by a total stranger who made the worst possible choice: to get in a car and drive after he had been drinking.”
The woman spoke to the 46-year-old man who caused the fatal crash in Utica, New York, on April 24 at the intersection of South Street and Webster Avenue. The crash also seriously injured the victim’s 47-year-old wife, whose condition prevented her from coming to court.
“I can’t imagine her suffering,” said a district attorney. “How she goes on every day, I don’t know … [She] will never have her [husband] back.”
The man earlier plead guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, and aggravated driving while intoxicated. Injured himself in the crash, the driver has taken issue with having had his blood drawn by authorities while unconscious.
What do you think can be done to deter Virginia drunk drivers?
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by los | September 18th, 2008
September 18, 2008
A reporter on WHJL reported a drag racing incident involving two cars on Sunday night which led to a Virginia auto accident.
A 22-year-old man was driving his Mustang and another man was driving a Corvette at high speeds around the 3200 block of East Stone Drive. The driver of the Mustang lost control of his car and caused the Virginia car accident.
The Virginia auto accident victim was ejected from his Mustang and is in serious condition at a local hospital. His car damaged nine other vehicles when it crashed into a parking lot.
Police are searching for the driver of the Corvette as well as for witnesses who saw the Virginia auto accident.
by los | September 2nd, 2008
September 2, 2008
An ambulance was taking a patient to a hospital when it was involved in a Richmond auto accident Friday night, reported by WTVR.com.
The ambulance did not have its lights and sirens on when it hit a Cadillac that was making a left turn and caused the Richmond car accident.
Three people in the ambulance and two people in the Cadillac were taken to the hospital with injuries as a result of the Virginia auto accident.
Police are still continuing their investigation on this Richmond auto accident.
by los | August 28th, 2008
August 28, 2008
A settlement was made in a $15 million Virginia wrongful death lawsuit, reported Richmond Times-Dispatch.
A 28-year-old man died of the Virginia wrongful death while Amherst County police were trying to take him into custody in June 2005.
Police stated they held the Virginia wrongful death victim to the ground while trying to put handcuffs on him.
Reports had been made that the police used a ladder and racks while trying to restrain the Virginia wrongful death victim and suffocated him.
The terms of the $15 million Virginia wrongful death settlement were not disclosed.