Car Accidents

The short answer is…. because it endangers your life, the lives of the occupants of your car, and anyone unlucky enough to be using the same stretch of highway as you.   The greatest predictor of an accident is a situation where there is a driver who is driving at a variant speed compared to Read More...

How Safe Are 15 Passenger Vans?

How Safe Are 15 Passenger Vans?   Unfortunately, the answer is, not very safe at all. Fifteen passenger vans are the kind of vans widely used by churches and civic groups. These vans actually have a higher rollover rate than ever-popular SUVs. And it turns out, that when these vans rollover, occupants are more likely Read More...

Honey, Did You Buy Bread?

As the first snow event of the season approaches, Roanoke and New River Valley residents are stocking up on the essentials. Forecasters are closely watching a system moving east through Tennessee and has placed most of Southwest Virginia under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning Friday, January 6 at 7pm and ending Saturday, January 7 at Read More...

AAA Releases Sleep Deprivation Study Results

I get it, the holidays are a busy time of year. Year-end deadlines, shopping, decorating, Christmas parties, and over indulging in food and drink can be blamed for not getting the sleep that you need. Or maybe you believe that you can get by on just 4 or 5 hours a night all year round Read More...

48.7 Million Americans are predicted by AAA to travel this Thanksgiving weekend. According to previous data that is a one million person increase over last year’s travelers. While many will take to the skies, and some will utilize mass transportation on trains, most will be traveling in passenger vehicles and on buses.   If you Read More...

Diadra Shaffer, age 35 and mother of a one month old son was charged with driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving, misdemeanor child abuse, left of center driving and driving while her license was revoked on Sunday.  The charges followed a serious accident involving  Shaffer's SUV, a brown Chevy Blazer and a white Ford Read More...

Tips for Driving Safely During an Evacuation

While most of us haven't been asked to evacuate during the past week, I'm willing to bet that many of our readers have a relative or a friend that is one of the two million people asked to leave their homes in the coastal areas of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.   Several years ago Read More...

Preventable Accident   A device as cheap as $9 could have saved the life of a Greene County, Virginia toddler earlier this week.  On Monday, a 25 year old mother of three was washing her 2002 Ford Explorer in the family's driveway, while her two older children, ages 3 and 5 sat inside the parked Read More...

Nine year old Julian Suttle was critically injured in a single vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on VA360.  Julian was flown to Duke Medical Center with life threatening injuries.  At the time of this posting, there has been no new information reported on the child's condition.  Police report that the vehicle struck a stop sign, ran Read More...

If you been involved in any car accident, you know that it can be a complicated situation.  Unfortunately, the burden of proof needed for making a claim falls on the victim in the accident and often the person who is suffering from serious injuries.  Gathering this evidence and documentation is a daunting task for someone Read More...