The vast majority of motor vehicle drivers in Virginia are committed to driving safely. However, car accidents can happen so quickly -- even to the safest of drivers -- that drivers may not have time to respond. Unfortunately, one man now faces a charge of reckless driving following an accident involving a state trooper.
The incident happened on a day in late March. According to reports, the state trooper was in a vehicle on a median that was closed. Reports indicate that another driver on the interstate lost control of his pickup truck. As a result, the truck is said to have struck the trooper's vehicle from behind.
Both drivers involved in the accident reportedly suffered minor injuries. The driver of the pickup truck is now facing a charge as a result. It is unclear what police believe caused the man to lose control of his vehicle.
Unfortunately, even a relatively minor accident such as this can have a significant impact on a person's life. A reckless driving charge could result in the acquisition of demerit points and could potentially have serious implications on a person's job if the individual is required to drive as part of his or her professional responsibilities. As such, the decisions that people make as they respond to these accusations can have a significant impact on the rest of their lives. Because of this importance, many people in Virginia want to ensure that they are fully equipped to make informed decisions, often prompting them to seek guidance from a professional with experience with such cases.