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Summertime Swimming Pool Safety

Although a source of fun and entertainment, there is great responsibility and liability to owning a pool. Playing near or inside a swimming pool can lead to serious injuries such as slip-and-fall accidents, diving injuries, electrocution and drowning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 3,500 victims die each year in drowning-related […]

Car Knocks Down Power Pole in Chesapeake, Virginia

A 24-year-old driver lost control of his car and hit into a power pole near Western Branch Boulevard in Chesapeake, Virginia. The accident occurred at around 3a.m. on Wednesday July 23, 2014, bringing down the power pole and power lines. The pole was struck in the 4300 block in Taylor Road. The driver was transported […]

There’s a New Initiative in Chesapeake to Reduce Crime and Improve Traffic Safety

Have your heard of DDACTS? DDACTS, which stands for Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety, is a law enforcement operational model supported by a partnership among the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and two agencies of the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National Institute of Justice. […]

National Military Appreciation Month

Fifteen years ago, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members past and present. May was designated National Military Appreciation Month because it has most days dedicated to celebrating and commemorating the […]

Fatal Accident Involving Bicyclist in Virginia Beach

A 65-year-old bicyclist died after being struck by a vehicle heading westbound on Shore Drive, about a mile from Atlantic Avenue and 83rd Street. The accident occurred at around 10:45 this morning; Monday, May 12th, in the 1200 block of Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. According to Officer Jimmy Cason, Pierre Foget, 65, was biking […]

Honoring Fallen Workers This Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day, also known as International Workers’ Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured, takes place today on April 28, 2014. This day is an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, injured, disabled, or made unwell by their work. To recognize the preventable nature of most accidents and […]

No Car Insurance?

  Do you know that driving without car insurance is a serious offense? The Commonwealth of Virginia requires that drivers maintain adequate liability insurance. Being caught behind the wheel without insurance can lead to a serious headache for yourself or an innocent bystander. In Virginia, if you are involved in an auto accident and do […]

Fatal Accident on I-664 Northbound before the MMBT

A two vehicle accident on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, ended in fatality. The crash happed on I-664 Northbound before the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel. According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya, spokeswoman of the Virginia State Police, a 2013 Toyota crashed into the back of a 2010 Kenworth tractor-trailer at roughly 11a.m. The tractor-trailer was stopped in front […]

Chevrolet Blazer Crashed into Hampton, Virginia Barber Shop

On the morning of Tuesday, March 25, 2014, a 25-year-old woman drove into a Hampton, Virginia barber shop. Police reported that the driver, Gracielle Garnett lost control of her Chevrolet Blazer and hit First Class Barber Salon at 1 Riverdale Drive. She was originally in the parking lot of Kingdom Kids Child Care in the […]

Have You Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?

Have you applied for Social Security Disability benefits and been denied? Don’t give up; you are not alone. Let the Social Security Attorneys at Rutter Mills help you claim your benefits. Congressional and Social Security’s own statistics prove a dramatic difference in case outcomes depending on whether an attorney is involved. A Social Security Disability […]

Alcohol and Speed May Have Contributed to Fatal Accident in York County

A 20-year-old York County man was killed late Monday night, March 10, 2014, in an auto accident. According to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman Michelle Anaya, the accident occurred in the 1500 block of Wolf Trap Road at around 10p.m. State police assisted the York-Poquoson Sherriff’s Office with the crash. The man, identified as Christopher […]

It is Brain Injury Awareness Month

  March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injuries can have a major impact on individuals and their families. What is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI? It is a jolt, blow, or bump to the head that disrupts normal functioning of the brain. Motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic […]

Emporia, Virginia Woman in Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

63-year-old Patricia Anne Soler of Emporia, Virginia was in a fatal auto accident on Monday, March 3rd, 2014. The single-vehicle crash occurred on Route 622 in Greensville County. The victim was heading northbound on Route 622, also known as the 6000 block of Little Low Ground, when she lost control of her vehicle and struck […]

Fatal Head-On Collision in Isle of Wight County

A fatal tractor trailer accident occurred early Friday morning at around 4:30 a.m. in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. The fatal crash occurred on Route 258/14200 block of Courthouse Highway near Vivian Drive. According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya, a spokeswoman for Virginia State Police, a 2012 Kenworth tractor trailer and 1992 Nissan pickup truck hit […]