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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 […]

Randy Appleton

North Carolina Pedestrian Safety Program Wins National Award

A pedestrian and bicyclist safety program run by the North Carolina Department of Transportation appears to be reducing the number of car accidents and has received an achievement award from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.  The program is called Watch […]

Randy Appleton

Virginia Wrong-Way Driver on US 17 Facing Charges

An involuntary manslaughter charge has been filed against a woman in Stafford County, Virginia after she drove the wrong way on US 17.  The Virginia State Police reported that the 29-year-old female driver was driving south in the northbound lanes […]

Rick Shapiro

North Carolina Firefighter Struck and Killed by Drunk Driver

A community and family are grieving after a Burke County, North Carolina firefighter was struck and killed by a pickup truck while he was cleaning up storm debris on the evening of Oct. 8 in Drexel, North Carolina.  Fire department […]

Randy Appleton

South Carolina Man Charged with Felony DUI

A man from Pamplico, South Carolina has been charged with felony DUI after a fatal accident on Oct. 1 that left a Florance County, South Carolina woman dead.  South Carolina state troopers stated that the 30-year-old suspected drunk driver drove […]

Randy Appleton

Highway Safety Plan Announced to Reduce Virginia Traffic Deaths

Each day in Virginia, two people on average die in motor vehicle accidents and 100 are injured. To reduce the number of traffic deaths and injuries, several Virginia state agencies have joined to implement the Virginia Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Stakeholders […]

Rick Shapiro

82 Year-Old Man Killed in Head-On Wreck in Springfield, Virginia

An 82-year-old man died in a two-vehicle wreck in Springfield, Virginia, according to local police.  Police stated that at 8:15 AM, William H. Corum from Lorton, Virginia was traveling north on Alban Road in a Ford Mustang, while the driver […]

Steven J. Klearman

Survey Says: Sophomores Are Safer Drivers Than Seniors

A recent survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) found that older teen drivers—specifically high school seniors—were involved in more accidents and near misses and were more likely to exhibit risky driving behavior than their […]

Rick Shapiro

3 Teens Dead in Head-On Crash in North Carolina

A 16-year old boy and two other teenagers died in a head-on crash in Advance, North Carolina on Oct. 6. The 16 year-0ld was driving the car on Baltimore Road in Davie County, North Carolina when he attempted to pass […]