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Eric Washburn

Car Seats and Winter Coats: Dangerous Combo in a Virginia Car Accident

As we head into December, we brace for the colder than normal weather that is forecasted this year.The t-shirts and shorts have been put away, replaced by toasty sweaters and winter coats. If you are a parent of a small […]

Randy Appleton

Truck Driver Charged in Crash That Killed Virginia Woman

A tractor-trailer driver that was blamed for a deadly truck crash that killed a woman from Spotsylvania County, Virginia will be charged in the accident. The Virginia State Police reported this week that the 62-year-old truck driver from Georgia will […]

Randy Appleton

Allegedly Drunk Boater to Face Trial in Indiana

A 20-year-old woman in Fort Wayne, Indiana who allegedly was drunk when she drove a boat that spun out of control on Lake Gage in July, will face a criminal trial in 2018. Dominique M. Effinger, 20, will be in […]

Randy Appleton

Dangers of Rib Injuries to the Lungs

Chest trauma is one of the leading causes of death in this country. The most common cause of chest trauma is car accidents. In fact, between 70 and 80 percent of all chest trauma injuries happen in motor vehicle accidents, […]

Randy Appleton

Hampton Roads, Virginia Has The State’s Most Dangerous Drive

The I-264/I-64 interchange in Hampton Roads, Virginia is the busiest in the Hampton Roads area, and the second-busiest in the state. It also has the highest number of recorded accidents for 2017 in Virginia. Specifically, the point where I-64 eastbound […]

Randy Appleton

Poquoson VA Man Charged in Fatal DUI Crash

A 23-year-old man from Poquoson, Virginia was released from the hospital on Oct. 11 and was charged for a September 17 DUI crash that killed his passenger. The Virginia State Police reported that the deadly DUI crash happened at 3:30 […]

Eric Washburn

West Virginia Man Pleads Not Guilty to DUI in Fatal Crash

A man from Elkview, West Virginia who stands accused of causing a fatal car accident while he was high on drugs in early 2017 has pleaded not guilty. The 55-year-old man pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence causing serious […]

Randy Appleton

Police Hunting for Driver That Fled Scene of Deadly VA Crash

Loudoun County, Virginia police are looking for a driver that fled the scene of a fatal crash in Virginia on Oct. 18.  At six am that morning, police officers responded to an apparent one-vehicle accident at Pebble Run Place and […]

Eric Washburn

Running Off the Side of the Road the Leading Cause of Fatal Crashes in Central Virginia

Data compiled by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles from 2011 through 2015 identified roadway departures as the most-common cause of fatal crashes on state roads and highways. Running off the side of the road accounted for 49 percent of […]

Eric Washburn

When Mechanical Error Causes a Car Accident

One of the most common causes of car accidents is human error, however, that isn’t the only cause. Accidents can also happen because a vehicle owner does not properly maintain their vehicle. There are certain frequent mechanical issues that drivers […]