Three Dead in Tragic Crash in Norfolk, Virginia (VA)
NORFOLK, VA- The pilotonline.com writes that three people died in a tragic crash this week in Norfolk, Virginia.*
The incident took place close to the intersection of East Princess Anne and North Military Highway in the evening. Officers responded to the scene after receiving calls regarding a vehicle that overturned on the side of the road.
The vehicle involved, a BMW, struck a tree. Four people were inside the car at the time, and three died at the scene. The victims of the crash include the driver of the car, a 49-year-old man, a 40-year-old man who was a passenger in the vehicle, and a 36-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle, all of whom were from Northbrook. A 48-year-old woman was also in the vehicle and is the lone survivor of the terrible crash. Responders rushed the woman to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where she is being treated for life-threatening injuries. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the tragic collision. Witnesses and anyone with information regarding the incident as being asked to contact investigators or the Norfolk crime line.
Run-off-the-road crashes are unfortunately common and potentially extremely deadly. Studies indicate that some of the causes of these severe crashes include speeding and a resulting loss of control over the vehicle, drivers misjudging the curves in a road, distracted driving, and driver attempts to swerve to avoid another vehicle or other obstacles on the road. More severe run-off-the-road crashes often involved vehicles overturning or striking a fixed object.
There are ways to reduce the chances of these crashes taking place and to reduce the severity of such collisions. Improving roadways in order to include fewer sharp turns and wider shoulders and lanes could help drivers avoid these crashes. Guardrails can help prevent vehicles from traveling off the road and striking objects in some cases. Studies indicate these features can reduce the severity of collisions.
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