Norfolk crash kills passenger

speedway-1198194A Friday afternoon crash in Norfolk claimed the life of a woman passenger. The wreck occurred on I-264 near the Military Highway exit. Police say the woman and a male driver were traveling eastbound in a Dodge Caliber when a BMW came up behind them.  Both vehicles attempted to change into the right lane when the Dodge swerved to avoid hitting the BMW.

The Dodge spun out, striking the jersey wall on the right side of the interstate. The female passenger died at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are now on the lookout for the white BMW, which did not stick around after the Dodge crashed into the wall. Though the two vehicles never touched, authorities understandably have some questions for the other driver involved in the incident.

We send our condolences to the family and loved ones of the woman killed in the accident. Best wishes also go out to the man still recuperating in the hospital.

Accidents like this one happen virtually every day, yet most of the time, they come as a surprise. We’ve all dealt with aggressive drivers who bully us on the road from time to time, but we rarely witness the dangerous outcome that can — and so often does — result.

If you’re driving near an aggressive driver, make room for them to pass you safely. There’s no need to buy into the road rage. Simply stay out of their way.

Virginia Wrongful Death Attorneys

In some cases, a reckless driver can cause the death of an innocent party; in these cases, the family members and loved ones may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. The idea can be uncomfortable, especially at such a difficult time—but a wrongful death attorney can handle the lawsuit for you, leaving you to focus on what’s important.  Attorney Richard Serpe has helped innocent victims in such situations for over 33 years.