Troopers, deputies crack down on driving violators

The Mechanicsville Local  reports that the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on drunk drivers this holiday with random, unannounced sobriety checkpoints. There are more police officers on the streets, including some volunteer law enforcement officers.  Also there are many overtime patrols and 75% of State Troopers are working during this period. Also there are

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Fatal truck accident on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has a new report of a fatal wreck that happened in Dinwiddie County yesterday on I-85 about one mile north of Route 40. Edmund J. Brucato Jr of Waterbury, CT was driving his 2004 Ford Taurus with a U-Haul trailer in tow. He attempted to switch lanes and his trailer struck the

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Don’t sign insurance company release forms

Ben Glass of Virginia has written an interesting new blog about why you should never sign insurance company release forms without first consulting with your attorney. Good advice that should be read by anybody involved in a car accident or truck wreck that is dealing with a difficult insurance adjuster.

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Do SUVs Cost More to Insure?

International Business Times asks the question Do SUVs Cost More to Insure?. While you feel safer in an SUV because of its weight and size, those very elements increase the chance that your SUV will roll over or cause major damage to other cars and their passengers during an accident. Car insurance providers consider these

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Five killed in crashes on Virginia roads

Five killed in crashes on Virginia roads. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports on the unfortunate deaths of five people in Virginia car accidents just before Christmas. Thelma D. Gray died when her car was struck as she was trying to make a left turn in Accomack County. Also in Accomack County, Samuel George Gilkeson, stuck a

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Wrongful-death suit settlements can be hidden from public

A recent article from The Richmond Times-Dispatch says that The Virginia Supreme Court has recently ruled that wrongful-death settlements are public documents that can not be kept confidential. A summary of the court’s opinion: In wrongful death litigations under Code § 8.01-50 in which settlement agreements were achieved through mediation, the circuit court did not

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NHTSA Launches Winter Holiday Crackdown on Drunk Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) has a new press release about a national crackdown against impaired driving that involves thousands of law enforcement agencies throughout the country and runs through the New Year’s holiday. “Drunk driving is one of the most serious, and preventable, dangers we face on our roadways,” NHTSA Acting Administrator David

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CJW Medical Center opens a new pediatric emergency unit

The Midlothian Exchange has an article about a new pediatric emergency unit that opened December 18 at Chippenham Johnson-Willis Medical Center’s Chippenham campus. The number of beds has been increased and moved into an area dedicated to children and their families. “The CJW Chippenham Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Department is the Southside’s only emergency care

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A Tragic Reminder about Seatbelt Safety

The Southside Sentinel has an article about a tragic accient involving a local teenager. On December 12th, a 17 year-old junior of Christchurch School was killed in a single vehicle accident on Bluff Point Road in Northumberland County. The teen, Ryan Mitchell Wilcox of Kilmarnock, Virginia, was pronounced dead on the scene sometime shortly after

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Tips to Avoid Auto Accidents During the Holidays

With the holiday season here, there are going to be holiday parties and of course, people all over will be celebrating the New Year. This is the time of year when many auto accidents happen because people are either driving long distances to see family for the holidays or drinking too much alcohol at parties

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