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Speed a factor in deadly Virginia car crash

A historic community in Virginia was recently rocked by a violent three-vehicle crash that killed two people and sent many more to local hospitals. The crash occurred when one vehicle, which law enforcement officials report was speeding, apparently collided with a second vehicle at an intersection and pushed the then-two vehicle crash into a third vehicle. The driver of the speeding car was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and died. The driver of the first vehicle hit was wearing a seatbelt, but also died as a result of the collision.

Passengers in the speeding vehicle, the first hit vehicle, and the driver of the third vehicle all suffered serious but nonlife-threatening injuries. Law enforcement officials also noted that they had attempted to stop the speeding vehicle earlier in the night but that the driver had not obeyed their commands.

Speed is a factor in many car and vehicle accidents and can be deadly component in collisions. Excessive speed can make it difficult for drivers to stop when obstructions present themselves and can make it more difficult for drivers to safely maneuver along their routes. The speed at which the negligent driver was operating may have prevented them from avoid the collision that caused another to lose his life and many others to sustain painful physical and emotional losses.

A car crash can be caused by any number of negligent behaviors or distractions. Victims who suffered damages as a result of the negligent driver's actions are always encouraged to speak with legal professionals about their rights and possible options for pursuing their financial losses through civil litigation.

Source: 13newsnow.com, "Car that caused deadly crash earlier fled from police," May 6, 2017

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