From traveling to work to dropping kids off at school and everything in between, most of these actions take place behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Driving is simply second nature for many people in Virginia. Unfortunately, it can also be deadly.
When we think of injuries on a premises, we often think of injuries on escalators or stairs rather than on elevators. Elevators are designed for traveling multiple floors and are designed to be used by those in wheelchairs as well as by new parents with strollers in tow.
Truck drivers generally have a very high standard of training, and they have to comply with many regulations here in Virginia and the rest of the United States. Therefore, when a truck accident occurs, it is often seen as likely that there was some external incident that was to blame. However, truck drivers can be at fault for causing accidents even if they are very highly trained.
Accidents that have been caused by a drunk driver are very common and make up a high percentage of accidents. The fact is that accidents caused by a person who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs are highly preventable, and this is why there are very severe consequences for drunk or drugged drivers.
A teenager in Norfolk, Virginia, died while riding a scooter across the street near his home. Witnesses say that the boy was attempting to cross the street around eight in the evening. A driver who was reportedly moving well in excess of the posted speed limit on the street hit the teen, and the teen was later pronounced dead on the scene.