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Car Accident Round-Up – Teens Involved in Serious VA and NY Accidents

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Teenagers Die in VA Car Accident
A car accident in Portsmouth, VA late Saturday night left two teenagers dead and one seriously injured.  The accident that occurred on Elmhurst Lane near Victory Boulevard apparently was the result of speeding.  The car swerved off the road then struck several trees and a utility pole ejecting two of the occupants and pinning the third in the car.  The two girls that died were 16-years-old. The third occupant, a 17-year-old male, was hospitalized with unspecified injuries.  Police are unsure of who was driving the car.

Former KY Governor’s Son Dead After Single-Car Wreck
According to the Lexington-Herald Leader, former Kentucky governor Julian Carroll’s son, Bradley, died in a single-car accident Sunday in Franklin County, KY.  Carroll was traveling south on US 421 near the Versailles Road overpass when his Ford Explorer went off the right side of the road, struck the overpass’s embankment, crossed two lanes of the road striking a concrete median then became engulfed in flames. Two people were able to pull the 47-year-old from his vehicle.  He later died at the hospital.

TX Drunk Driver Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter in Car Accident
A woman, who has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault, was traveling on I-20 at Great Southwest Parkway in Grand Prairie, TX at 4am Sunday morning when she stuck a barrier on the side of the highway disabling her car.  The 22-year-old driver and her 32-year-old passenger climbed from the car and were still in the highway when an SUV struck the disabled vehicle, which then struck the 32-year-old, killing him on impact.  The driver of the SUV was hospitalized with serious injuries. His passenger suffered minor injuries.

Bizarre NY Accident Injures Four Teenagers
In what is being described as a bizarre accident by wivb.com, a car was traveling westbound on 198 in Buffalo, NY, but was on the barrier portion of the highway for over a quarter mile before plunging 40 feet onto Niagara Street below. Police are continuing to investigate the Saturday night accident but believe high speed was a factor.  All four passengers were pinned in the car and had to be extricated by rescue workers.  The driver, an 18-year-old male, was reported as critical in the intensive care unit of Eric County Medical Center (ECMC). All three passengers, ages 14, 15, and 16-years-old, were also admitted to ECMC. All occupants of the vehicle were from the Rochester area.

If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be able to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Please call Munley, Munley & Cartwright’s lawyers at 1-800-318-LAW1 for a free assessment of your case or use our Free Online Accident Case Evaluation.

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