Virginia Beach, VA (July 29, 2021) – Officers with the Virginia Beach Police Department say that they are investigating a crash that happened in the 400 block of Princess Anne Road on Tuesday evening, July 27.
VBPD officers say they were dispatched to the scene around 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered that the incident was a head-on crash, where a Kia Optima driving northbound veered into southbound lanes and collided with a Chevy Equinox.
Two people were transported to the hospital via ambulance. One of the victims, identified as 38-year-old Elizabeth Ann Teller, succumbed to her injuries en route to an area medical center. The other victim, who was not identified, reportedly sustained serious injuries. They are still hospitalized and an update on their current condition was not provided. It’s unclear if anyone else suffered injuries in the wreck.
Princess Anne Road was shut down between Fitztown Road and Back Bay Landing Road for several hours as police conducted the on-scene portion of their investigation. The investigation is ongoing at this time, however, and further details have not been released.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Elizabeth Ann Teller. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accident Deaths in Virginia Beach
Each year, hundreds of people are killed in traffic-related incidents throughout the commonwealth of Virginia. Although these accidents are often preventable, we are forced to witness the overwhelming consequences families are forced to endure. Hundreds of victims are rushed to area hospitals after their accidents where they have to undergo emergency medical treatment and spend days or even weeks in recovery. Victims often require therapy for their injuries, which is time-consuming and costly. Unfortunately, not every accident victim is able to recover.
In many cases, the negligent or reckless actions of others are the cause of the accidents. Statistics show that more than 80% of accidents are caused by drivers who are texting, talking on their phones, impaired, or engaging in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles. When people sustain serious injuries in accidents caused by the actions of other motorists or even lose their lives as a result of these incidents, their families should reach out to an attorney in Virginia as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Thankfully, working with a competent, skilled Virginia Beach attorney is essential in the aftermath of these incidents. Consulting a lawyer after an accident can help you and your family move forward and recover after experience a loss resulting from the negligence of another driver. Virginia wrongful death attorney Ron Kramer of Virginia Beach Law Firm has extensive experience helping victims and grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one in a preventable collision.
Our team provides proven and effective legal guidance to make sure that our clients are able to protect their legal rights after enduring a tragic loss. When it comes to fighting for you and yours, our team stops at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward. If you’ve lost a loved one in an auto accident in the Virginia Beach area, reach out to our Virginia personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662 to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience. We are here to help you explore the legal options available to you today.
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