Ashland wrong way crash kills one, injures six

Virginia Car Accident Lawyer - Richard Serpe

A wrong way crash on I-95 has killed one person and injured six others. The accident occurred July 28th in Hanover County, Virginia. The driver of a 1998 GMC was traveling south on I-95 when the car ran off road. It crossed the median and continued on to the northbound lanes of traffic. It was struck by a Toyota Tundra, which caused a teen in the GMC to be ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene.

Four of the occupants of the GMC were taken to the hospital with serious treatment, as were the two occupants of the Toyota. The early morning crash backed up rush hour traffic for miles. The exact cause of the collision has yet to be determined. Charges are pending for the driver of the GMC.

Wrong Way Car Accidents

Wrong way crashes like this one are some of the most deadly kinds of car accidents. They’re often caused by drivers who are drunk, drugged or asleep at the wheel. By the time they realize their mistake, it’s too late. It’s not clear what caused the driver of the GMC to run off road and into oncoming traffic, but with a car full of passengers, one wonders how such a mistake could have been made. The early hour of the accident could have something to do with it, but many wrong way crashes occur late at night.

We send our condolences to the family of the teen killed in the accident. We wish the injured victims a speedy recovery.

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