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Fatal car accident in Virginia kills 2 sisters

When Virginia residents enter their vehicles to drive from one place to another, they have no idea what they will meet on the way. They cannot predict weather conditions, the quality of the roads, whether construction is taking place, or whether other drivers will act negligently or recklessly. All of these things can, unfortunately, lead to serious car accidents, which often have profound and lasting impacts for victims and their families.

In Virginia, a recent car collision involved a 1999 Cadillac SUV and a 2001 Nissan Altima. Both the driver and the passenger in the Altima were women aged 69 and 71. The crash was caused when the Cadillac entered the intersection and collided with the passenger of the Altima. Both the women in the Altima, who were sisters, were killed in the crash. Witnesses report that the driver of the Cadillac ran a red light prior to the accident.

The tragedy and shock suffered after a serious or fatal motor vehicle accident are hard to handle. When related family members are killed in the same crash, it often worsens the situation for surviving family members. It can be difficult to know what to do, who to contact and how to proceed to resolve affairs after such an incident.

In cases such as this one, where a negligent driver may have been involved, it is important to conduct a thorough accident investigation. Surviving family members interested in filing a wrongful death lawsuit can work with an attorney who can provide invaluable assistance in this area. It is important to act quickly and collect as much evidence as possible from all the available sources, which can include getting a copy of the police report and maybe performing accident reconstruction. These forms of evidence can simplify wrongful death or personal liability lawsuit by showing the fault of the other driver or responsible party.

Source:, "2 killed in Hopewell crash were sisters," Mike Valerio, May 6, 2014

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