They say that the one thing all parents have in common is a desire that they not outlive their children. Unfortunately, some parents are forced to endure the heartache of an untimely passing of a child.
That’s exactly what the parents of a 43-year-old woman are going through right now. She was killed a few days ago in a truck accident about three hours northeast of Fayetteville that authorities are blaming on a North Carolina trucker charged with reckless driving.
Virginia State Police say the woman’s car was crushed between two tractor-trailers on an interstate highway in New Kent County.
A horrifying series of chain-reaction collisions began when an 18-wheeler hit a pick-up truck slowed by traffic. The pick-up was propelled into a van, and the van then collided with the 18-wheeler. The big rig then crashed into two more vehicles: a work truck and the woman’s car. Her vehicle was crushed between the tractor-trailer and another big rig.
The graphic designer and illustrator loved music, art and traveling and spending time with her family and friends. In other words, she lost a rich and vibrant life and her grieving family lost a cherished member.
There is no way of knowing what her family will decide, but in some similar cases, a family will pursue justice from the person who caused the accident and the company that hired him to drive. That pursuit begins with a conversation with an attorney experienced in helping families in wrongful death litigation.