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Isle of Wight, VA – Fatal Crash on Hwy 258 Takes Woman’s Life

Isle of Wight, VA – Fatal Crash on Hwy 258 Takes Woman’s Life

Blaszkow Legal, PLLC Dec. 13, 2023

Isle of Wight, VA (December 13, 2023) – The Virginia State Police confirmed that one woman lost her life as a result of a fatal collision that occurred in Isle of Wight on Tuesday morning, December 12. The police and firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the accident at approximately 6:30 a.m.

Crash investigations performed by the Virginia State Police show that authorities believe 63-year-old Yvonne Howell Higgs was driving east on Route 620 in a 2006 Lincoln MKC when her vehicle collided with a southbound dump truck at the intersection of Highway 258.

Higgs was fatally injured due to the accident. She was immediately pronounced deceased by authorities. The driver of the dump truck, who has not been identified, was injured. The victim was treated by emergency medical service personnel. At this time, the incident is being investigated by the Virginia State Police.

We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.

Our sympathies go out to the family of Yvonne Howell Higgs.

Fatal Auto Wrecks in Virginia

Hundreds of people lose their lives every year as a result of fatal collisions. Unfortunately, a fatal collision can have a significant impact on your family. Unfortunately, a fatal accident can result in a variety of financial consequences for your family. Many families have to deal with funeral costs, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering due to fatal accidents. It is common for families to suffer a loss of services and companionship as a result of fatal accidents. Mental, emotional, and financial impacts can be extremely overwhelming to deal with.

In our state, most accidents are caused by negligent parties. Leading factors in fatal crashes in Virginia include:

  • Disregarding red lights and stop signs at intersections.

  • Failure to yield to nearby motorists by drivers.

  • Cell phone use while driving.

  • Drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.

If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal car crash, and another driver’s negligent or reckless actions have played a role, your family may be able to file legal action. Seeking the help of a wrongful death lawyer in Isle of Wight is vital when it comes to providing yourself with the best chance of protecting your rights and getting justice. An attorney will be able to help you seek compensation for both the economic and noneconomic damages that you face.

Blaszkow Legal, PLLC is here to help you fight for compensation and justice if you or a loved one has passed away as a result of another driver's negligence or recklessness. With over four decades of experience, our Virginia personal injury law firm is committed to assisting our clients in getting justice while holding negligent parties accountable for the loss of their loved ones. To schedule a free consultation with our Virginia personal injury law firm, call 703-879-5910 today. Our team can help you see what we can do for your case.

Note: When creating these blog posts, our team of writers utilizes external sources, including local and state news sources, social media platforms, police accident incident reports, state police accident reports, and at times, eyewitness accounts. Please contact us immediately if you discover any incorrect information so that we can update the post with the most current, accurate information available.

Disclaimer: This post is not a business solicitation, and none of the information provided in this blog post should be interpreted as medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek immediate medical attention. This post's featured image was not captured at the actual accident scene.