The vast majority of drivers in Virginia are committed to safety. Unfortunately, even relatively minor miscalculations can have severe consequences. In fact, a woman is now charged with reckless driving following a recent crash that resulted in the death of a teenager.
The incident reportedly happened in the evening hours of a day in early May. According to reports, a 35-year-old woman was driving a sports utility when she attempted a left turn from a side road into the northbound lanes of another roadway. Unfortunately, reports indicate that after her vehicle crossed the median, it was struck by a northbound sedan.
The impact caused the sedan to exit the right side of a road. A 16-year-old in the vehicle suffered fatal injuries. A 10-year-old passenger in the same vehicle was also seriously injured while an adult woman in the car reportedly suffered minor injuries. Reports indicate that the occupants of both vehicles were wearing safety belts. Police do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The driver of the sports utility vehicle, who suffered minor injuries in the collision, now faces a charge of reckless driving. Unfortunately, the Virginia woman may be unsure what her options are regarding responding to the charges against her. To ensure that she is able to make informed decisions, she may choose to consult with a criminal defense attorney who has experience with such cases. With such a professional on her side, she may feel more confident in her ability to respond to the accusations against her.