Many people in the United States spend a great deal of time behind the wheel of a vehicle, making it easy to forget the power of the vehicle they are driving. In fact, something as simple as momentarily crossing a dividing line could ultimately have devastating consequences. Even though it is easy for a motor vehicle accident to occur -- and happen so quickly that a driver does not have time to respond -- police in Virginia have charged a driver with DUI following a recent crash that resulted in a fatality.
The incident happened during the evening hours of a day in late March. According to reports, a 35-year-old male was driving a sports utility vehicle south. Police believe that his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic where the SUV struck a motorcyclist.