Virginia Beach Auto Accident Injury Lawyer Report – Man Dies when Pickup Truck Flips

By John Cooper, Virginia Beach Car Accident Injury Lawyer

Alcohol use will be part of an investigation after a truck flipped over making a turn in Virginia Beach, killing the 24-year-old driver.

The man, a resident of Virginia Beach, died on the morning of May 9, 2012 after an accident in the 400 block of Mango Drive in the Malibu section of Virginia Beach, the Daily Press reported.


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Police identified the driver of the Ford Ranger pickup as Brian Michael Rosner. The man, who lived on Mango Drive — was heading west on Alcott Road when he “made a wide right turn onto Mango Drive,” the police news release said

When Rosner tried to correct the turn, the truck hit a guide wire, which forced it to flip onto its roof. “The force of the crash caused the truck’s roof to collapse on the driver’s side,” the Daily Press reported.

As experienced Virginia Beach car and truck accident lawyers, our thoughts are with the family of this victim.

A passenger who was in the pickup truck was able to escape from the accident unharmed.

Rosner died at the scene, but his passenger was able to escape the crash unharmed, according to the news release.

Police said both the victim and his passenger were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash, but “alcohol use will be a part of the investigation.” the Virginia Beach police news release said.

Although it’s not yet clear if alcohol was a factor, our experienced Virginia Beach DUI accident injury attorneys see far too many crashes linked to alcohol was a contributing factor in Virginia’s largest city.


The Virginia Beach personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles car, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as brain injury, wrongful death, railroad workers’ injuries (FELA) mesothelioma and medical malpractice cases.

John Cooper grew up and was educated in Virginia Beach and handles many cases from the city. John Cooper and his partner Jim Hurley have more than 40 years of combined experience in handling personal injury claims.

John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010 and has been a member since 2011 of the Multimillion dollar Advocates Roundtable. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout Virginia as well as in north eastern North Carolina. We always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 309-4711 or make an appointment to visit our Virginia Beach office at 4445 Corporation Lane, Suite #187, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462. For a free consultation with a specialized Virginia Beach, VA personal injury lawyer contact us through this website

About Cooper Hurley Law

Experienced personal injury attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley are the partners of the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. They are joined by attorneys Griff O'Hanlon and Bill O'Mara. The firm has a main office in Norfolk and client meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton, Portsmouth and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Cooper Hurley works with clients who have been injured in car, truck and motorcycle accidents, those who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death, and people hurt at businesses and by dangerous products.
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