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November 2017 Archives

Driver found and arrested after fatal hit-and-run accident

Hit-and-run accidents are crimes, and they can cause excruciating heartbreak to the victims or the victims' families. The pain resulting from the inability to identify or, if appropriate, sue the driver who caused the accident can be partially ameliorated if the fleeing driver is apprehended. A recent fatal car accident on I-66 in Fairfax County may have had an unsatisfying outcome but for the sharp eyes of a witness.

Coast Guard member killed in DWI accident

Fatal traffic accidents that involve alcohol always have an especially harsh emotional impact on the victim's family. A recent car accident near Virginia Beach which killed a U.S. Coast Guard Technician abounds in painful irony that will haunt the victim's family for many years.

Semi driver blamed for fatal multi-vehicle accident

The driver of a semi-truck appears to have been the cause of a six-vehicle collision near Fredericksburg, Virginia, that resulted in one fatality. The truck accident injured several people and killed a woman as they were waiting for a traffic light to change.

Ignition switch settlement to pay out $2.39 million to Virginia

Virginia was one of dozens of states that investigated General Motors over allegations that the company was aware of and deliberately hid evidence of defective ignition switches. In one of the largest products liability settlements in recent years, General Motors has agreed to pay $120 million to 49 states and the District of Columbia.

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