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February 6th, 2012
February 6, 2012
The importance of having your child in a safety or booster seat at all times in the car was shown last Thursday when two children were injured in a crash. According to reports from The Virginia Gazette, the accident happened at around 4:30 PM in the intersection of Hampton Highway and Yorktown Road.
Reports from Virginia State Police say that the 35-year-old father of the injured children did not have the kids properly restrained in safety or booster seats when he ran his 2001 Chevy Malibu through a red light and collided with Chevrolet Sienna. The impact caused the 2-year-old child to be ejected from the vehicle.
Both children were taken to Riverside Hospital to be treated for serious injuries they sustained in the crash.
Under Virginia state law, all children under the age of eight years old must be ride in an approved safety or booster seat when in a moving vehicle. The law is vital in protecting Virginia’s children, as research has shown that seat belts are designed to protect adults, not children, in case of an accident. The belts may be too large to properly restrain a child if a crash were to occur.
The Virginia auto accident attorneys with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley ask that all Virginians do their part to keep their children safe by always buckling them into a child safety or booster seat when riding in the car.
January 23rd, 2012
January 23, 2012
A suspected drunk driver was in court twice today after being involved in a pedestrian accident last Thursday in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Reports from WAVY-TV 10 News indicate that the accident happened at around 7:40 AM at the corner of Chester Street and Paladin Drive.
The Virginia Beach police department indicate that a school bus was stopped at the corner with its lights on and stop sign out as children loaded on. The adult male victim was walking his niece, son, and daughter to the bus when a truck hopped the curb, drove across the driveway, and into the front lawn to avoid hitting the stopped bus. In the process, the driver hit the man and all three children.
All four victims were taken to an area hospital where the young boy remains in critical condition. The father and other children are still listed in stable condition.
The driver, who has a history of drug and alcohol related offenses, was taken into custody after failing a sobriety test and was held without bond over the weekend. The driver remains in jail after a bond hearing earlier this morning.
The Virginia auto accident attorneys with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley believe that a victim of an accident should not be responsible for medical bills that come from an injury caused by another person’s negligence. That is why they would encourage you to contact an attorney immediately if you have been injured in a drunk driving accident.
November 7th, 2011
November 7, 2011
A 55-year-old Hampton, Virginia, woman is dead as the result of a three car accident that occurred Friday afternoon. According to Channel 13 News, the accident happened at 2:15 in the afternoon on West Pembroke Avenue.
Spokesman for the Hampton Police Department, Cpl. Jason Price, stated that the woman was a passenger in a teal, 2000 Dodge Caravan that was traveling east when it collided head-on with a black, westbound 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck. The impact caused the vehicles to spin and hit a Ford Taurus that was on the road as well. Investigators stated that two women and a man who was riding in the S-10 were all transported to local hospitals to be treated for injuries. The 55-year-old passenger of the van died upon arriving at the hospital, just after 3:30 PM. The other two were treated and for non-life threatening injuries and were released.
Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash.
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that in 2005, head-on crashes only made up two percent of all crashes, yet accounted for 10.1 percent of US fatal crashes.
The Virginia Auto Accident Attorneys with Lowell “ The Hammer” Stanley and his team often handle cases for victims who were hurt in car accidents at no fault of their own. Contact Lowell Stanley today by filling out a free online consultation form to answer have any questions regarding your case answered.
August 4th, 2011
August 4, 2011
Two people died and two more were injured late Monday, August 1, when a 1996 Buick Century went off Route 178 in Pungoteague, Virginia, and hit a tree stump before flipping over.
Both the 53-year-old male driver and the 72-year-old front-seat female passenger died at the scene north of the corner of Boston and Big Pine roads. The two were next door neighbors in Craddockville.
Two female passengers in the backseat were hospitalized. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
All four people were wearing seatbelts during the crash.
Police now say that alcohol played a role in the crash, which occurred shortly after 10 p.m.
DelmarvaNow.com reports that the passenger who died spent the night playing bingo at the Accomac Elks Lodge, where she was picked up by a friend. The additional two passengers had also been playing Bingo.
The driver’s brother-in-law said, “He would help anyone out. He was a good guy.”
What do you think can be done to deter drunk drivers in Virginia?
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a Virginia auto accident, the injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help.
July 7th, 2011
July 7, 2011
A two-vehicle crash in Newport News, Virginia, last month ended with three people hospitalized for injuries. Police now say that the 17-year-old driver who caused the crash had been drinking and has been charged with two counts of DUI Maiming, DUI first offense, Reckless Driving, and Underage Possession of Alcohol.
From the beginning, Police told WAVY that they believed alcohol played a role in the crash, after which one person remained in critical condition. Two others were in serious but stable condition.
The accident occurred June 8, 2011, near the intersection of Lucas Creek Road and Cabell Drive around 8:01 p.m. when a yellow Volkswagen driven by the teenager was traveling north on Lucas Creek. The Volkswagon collided head-on with a red Nissan traveling south on Lucas Creek.
The red Nissan contained a driver and a child, and the Volkswagon contained only the driver.
All three people were taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center.
The teen’s first hearing is set for July 11.
Do you think that justice has been served in this Virginia auto accident?
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a Virginia auto accident, the Virginia auto accident lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help.
January 6th, 2009
January 6, 2009
The Roanoke Times reported a Virginia auto accident on Friday evening in which the driver was killed and two passengers suffered injuries.
Police noticed the driver driving recklessly on Williamson Road when they attempted to stop him; instead the sped away from the police and caused a Virginia auto accident.
The 21-year-old driver crashed into a house in the Virginia car accident.
The driver, as well as two 20-year-old passengers, was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The driver later died from injuries suffered in the Virginia auto accident.
December 11th, 2008
December 11, 2008
Richmond Times-Dispatch reported a 57-year-old man was trying to stop a truck, but was struck and ran over in a Virginia truck accident on Tuesday evening.
The man was a manager of a campground and was trying to get the female truck driver’s attention when the Virginia truck accident occurred.
The man got up on the running board of the truck and was trying to open the door when he fell and was run over by the truck in the Virginia auto accident.
The police were able to locate the female truck driver with witnesses’ help and are continuing the investigation on how the Virginia truck accident happened.
The truck accident lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help if you have been injured in a Virginia truck accident.
December 9th, 2008
December 9, 2008
A Virginia auto accident on Saturday evening claimed the lives of three people and injured two others, as reported by the Roanoke Times.
The Virginia car accident occurred on US 460 between Christiansburg and Blacksburg. It was reported that one car was driving the wrong way and caused the three-car accident.
A 27-year-old was killed in the Virginia car accident and another 27-year-old man and a 36-year-old man died after they were taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital. Two female Virginia auto accident victims are in stable condition at the hospital.
Police are reconstructing how the Virginia auto accident occurred to determine what caused the accident.
The car accident lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help if you have been injured in a Virginia auto accident.
December 2nd, 2008
December 2, 2008
The Virginian-Pilot reported a Virginia auto accident on Sunday afternoon in which a woman was killed and two were injured.
A 49-year-old woman was killed when she was riding in a car driven by her daughter. Her daughter caused the Virginia car accident when she lost control of the car and it hydroplaned and hit a tree.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the Virginia auto accident. She was not wearing her seatbelt when the Virginia car accident occurred.
The daughter as well as a 7-year-old granddaughter, who was riding in the back seat of the car, suffered minor injuries in the Virginia auto accident. They were wearing their seatbelts.
The auto accident lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help if you have been injured in a Virginia car accident.
November 6th, 2008
November 6, 2008
A 16-year-old boy who was on his way to a youth group meeting was killed in a Virginia auto accident on Monday, as reported by the Roanoke Times.
The Virginia auto accident victim was a passenger in a car driven by a 19-year-old boy.
The driver who caused the Virginia car accident drove off the road on Virginia 647 and overturned his vehicle.
The teen who was killed in the Virginia auto accident was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car when it overturned.
The driver was wearing his seatbelt and was unhurt in the Virginia car accident.
The auto accident attorneys at Lowell Stanley can help if you have been injured in a Virginia car accident.