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Life-Threatening Accident in Newport News

A serious auto accident occurred today, Tuesday, December 03, 2013 near Hogan Drive in Newport News, Virginia. A 22-year-old female driving a red SUV rear-ended a white station wagon that was stopped at a red light. Following impact, the SUV overturned. According to Newport News police spokeswoman Holly McPherson, this auto accident occurred at around […]

Watch Your Step! Accidents Can Happen in Parking Lots

Slip and fall accidents are very common, and can result in serious injury that may hinder your quality of living. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, these accidents account for more than one million emergency room visits each year. Many of these accidents take place in ill-maintained parking lots. Oftentimes, patrons trip over a […]

Safe Winter Driving

As we have seen over the last few days, the weather can change drastically from day to day.  Winter is right around the corner, and with the changing of the seasons come very different road conditions.  Winter weather can create a big challenge for drivers.  Before the season changes, take some time to prepare for […]

Passenger Van Safety

There have been a number of fatal accidents involving 15 passenger vans in the news this month, highlighting the need for owners and drivers of these vehicles to take specific steps to ensure safety for their passengers.  Due to their much larger size, passenger vans have much different handling and performance from smaller passenger vehicles. […]

Fatalities Drop Among 2010 Teen Drivers

The number of teen drivers who have died in traffic accidents has dropped as Virginia lawmakers have tightened restrictions on teen drivers over the last few years.  Traffic fatalities among VA teen drivers fell 50 percent in 2009, and again by 43 percent in 2010.  In 2010, Virginia lost 35 teen drivers to traffic accidents, […]

Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day

While Memorial Day is a great kick off to the summer season, it can also be a very dangerous time on the roads.  Holiday weekends traditionally bring heavy traffic on the roadways – including a higher than usual amount of drunk, distracted and reckless drivers.  Please buckle up and be alert on the roadways this […]

A Broken Record: The Recorded Statement

Almost immediately after a motor vehicle collision, an insurance company will contact an injured person and ask them to provide what is commonly known as a recorded statement. The adjuster will sometimes take the statement in the initial conversation, but it is usually soon after the first phone conversation. The adjuster will usually ask the […]

Faces of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving killed nearly 5,500 people last year and injured 500,000 more.  While these disturbing statistics alone should help people think twice about picking up a cell phone on the road, the stories behind the statistics are much more moving.  Distraction.gov, the official U.S. Government website for distracted driving has an ongoing video series called […]

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration New Car Seat Guidelines

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued complete new guidelines on car seats for children from birth to 12 Months.  Below is a summary of the study’s findings.   Birth – 12 Months – Children under the age of 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat. 1-3 Years – Keep your 1 […]

Traffic Accident Fatalities Fall For Fifth Straight Year

The US Department of Transportation releases it’s 2010 crash statistics this week,  showing the lowest level of traffic fatalities since 1949.  The number of traffic fatalities dropped 3% from 33,808 in 2009 to 32,788 last year despite the fact that Americans drove over 20 billion miles more.  The number works out to 1.09 traffic accident […]

Accidents Caused By Speeding Aren’t Really Accidents At All

An accident by definition is something that happens when something occurs unexpectedly or unintentionally. Because we as drivers have to make conscious decisions on the road, auto accidents do not always fall under this definition. We choose whether or not to drive the speed limit or to obey traffic rules and regulations. Choosing not to […]

Distracted Driving – A Growing Epidemic

One of the most dangerous problems on America’s roads today is the act of distracted driving.  In 2009 5,474 people were killed and 450,000 were injured because of a distracted driver on the road.  That’s 16% of all fatal crashes and 20% of all injury crashes for the year.  One in five of those deaths […]