Car accidents can look like a lot of different things. It can be a fender bender, head on collision, sideswipe, T-bone, multi-vehicle crash and even a pedestrian accident. Sometimes these tragic events are simply just accidents. In other cases, a motorist is negligent or reckless, resulting in a serious crash. When a motorist is deliberately acting reckless, this not only opens up the possibility of the driver facing criminal charges for his or her acts, but it could also mean legal recourses for a victim for the losses and damages suffered.
According to recent reports, a serious automobile collision occurred in Manassas. Police reports indicate that a Maryland man was charged with attacking another person following a motor vehicle accident. Authorities in Virginia believe that this altercation occurred after a minor accident occurred near the intersection of Prince Williams County Parkway and Hastings Drive.
Following the minor incident, the male driver of a Ford truck got out of his vehicle and confronted the driver of the other vehicle, a 22-year-old female. After an exchange of words, the man supposedly hit the woman in the face and returned to his vehicle. This is when the argument between the drivers escalated. After being struck in the face, the female driver followed the man back to his vehicle; however, he put his vehicle in drive, moving the vehicle forward and knocking the female to the ground. The male driver continued to move his vehicle forward, running over the woman’s leg.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene, placing the man under arrest. He faces charges for malicious wounding, assault and battery and hit and run. The female victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Because a car accident can involve various factors, it is important to understand how this information could be used to hold another driver accountable to the injuries suffered in a car crash. The injuries that a victim suffers could be tremendous, resulting in extensive damages. A personal injury action could help a victim recover compensation for thse losses.