Henry Revere Killed in Prince George County, VA, Accident
Prince George County, VA -- February 26, 2017, Henry Revere was killed after an accident where his vehicle crashed with a tractor-trailer.
Police investigators say that the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of James River Drive and Highway 639.
Preliminary reports have stated that 17-year-old Revere was traveling westbound on James River in a passenger car. For reasons unclear, the vehicle crossed over the center line and entered the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer hauling pigs. The two vehicles crashed head-on.
The crash was severe enough that Revere died at the scene of the accident. The truck driver was not injured.
Authorities have not said what might have caused the accident. Their investigations are ongoing.
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Whenever an accident like this one happens--teenager, reports say they crossed the center line--I tend to see a lot of people saying things like, "Teens are dangerous drivers," or, "Stop texting, people!" I hate to see these kinds of comments after an accident because these statements are putting out assumptions that are based on nothing except negative preconceptions.
Even if the reports about this accident are accurate, there is no indication on what caused this accident to occur. Could it have been texting? Sure. Could it have been brake failure? Absolutely. The point is we simply don't know. Without a thorough investigation, there's no way to know for sure what causes a crash. Even unlikely scenarios need to be considered before making any determinations. Think of people who fell victim to things like mechanical defects and how many people assumed they were speeding or texting.
Sometimes it takes time to determine exactly what caused an accident, and people need to give investigators that time. The best approach after an accident is to avoid all the negativity and give the victim the benefit of the doubt until all details surrounding the crash come to light. Only a conclusion based on tangible evidence should be considered. Anything less than that is speculation and serves only to harm those already affected by the tragic accident.
--Grossman Law Offices