A tragic car wreck in Virginia has left one truck driver dead. The accident occurred in the Warren County area along I-66 and caused traffic to be detoured off that route for several hours. It is believed that the fatal car wreck happened because a smaller vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, lost control.
According to authorities, the driver of the Corolla was unable to regain control of the car and struck a tanker truck. After the impact, the car crashed on the side of the interstate and landed upside down. The force of the impact was severe and the driver of the tanker truck passed away from his injuries. While it is not specifically indicated what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, she was officially charged with reckless driving.
The origin of the crime is still under investigation by Virginia law enforcement. Even though the case is still technically open, the family could explore the possibility of seeking wrongful death compensation in a civil court. Establishing liability is a vital part of a successful personal injury or wrongful death case, and the family could begin to gather evidence and documentation to validate their case before any criminal investigation is concluded.
This fatal car wreck is a sad example proving that reckless driving of any kind can have tragic consequences. Even though the driver has not been convicted of any crimes, it is possible that she could be found liable for the accident in a civil case. Any amount of financial recompense will not bring back a loved one, but it can cover the expenses associated with a sudden accident.
Source: wusa9.com, "Crash on I-66 in Va. kills tanker truck driver", , May 16, 2014