Teen Passenger Dies in Single Car Accident on Shipps Corner Road in Virginia Beach

By John Cooper, Virginia Beach Injury Lawyer

Charges are reported to be pending in the wake of the death of an 18-year-old passenger on Shipps Corner Road in Virginia Beach.

Our Virginia Beach car accident lawyers noted this fatal single vehicle crash in the 2800 block of Shipps Corner on Tuesday afternoon.

WAVY.com reported the crash involved one vehicle and two victims. A 17-year-old female driver was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released.  Her 18-year-old male passenger from Virginia Beach died.

Jim Hurley of Cooper Hurley talks about teen drivers

Virginia Beach police said the driver of a 1996 Toyota 4Runner SUV was heading eastbound on Shipps Corner Road in wet conditions “when she lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, hitting several trees.”


Alcohol was not a factor in this crash. Charges are reported to be pending.

Shipps Corner Road was closed from Old Clubhouse Road and London Bridge Road while the crash was being investigated.

My thoughts as a VA Beach injury lawyer are with the family of this young man. Teen drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents due to their inexperience and the number of fatal teen wrecks often spike over the summer months.

If you have lost a loved one due to a mistake by a driver you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact our Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers for a fee consultation.

The Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Hampton, VA 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.
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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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