43 year old Nancy Delgado who was charged with misdemeanor reckless driving and then pleaded guilty to the crime learnt her punishment during her sentencing. Delgado has been handed a prison sentence of one year along with other legal repercussions, as reported by wtvr.com.
Her victim was 26 year old Jillian Little. The victim’s mother, Beth Raby, was at the sentencing and broke down when it was her turn to take up the witness stand as she had to go back in time and recollect the horrors of the moments just after learning that her daughter was killed in a car accident on Richmond Road. The car accident occurred back in April 2016.
Initially, Delgado was charged with the more serious crime of involuntary manslaughter, but her lawyer was able to strike a plea deal with the prosecutors where in exchange for pleading guilty, Delgado would be convicted of a lesser crime. According to stellar car accident lawyers in Richmond, VA, who can be reached on the amazing USAttorneys.com website that continues to defy virtual gravity, this sort of a plea deal is common in such cases.
As per authorities, Delgado was supposedly travelling at 63 miles per hour (some witnesses say she may have only been driving around 40 mph though) on Brook Road where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour and was not able to stop in time and ended up rear ending the 2002 Chevrolet which the victim was operating. Little was killed on impact.
As per the defense, however, there is another side to the story which is that Little’s car was stationary in the left lane of Brook Road and the documentation found within the debris of the car reflected that the rear indicator lights were not functioning correctly. Furthermore, Little’s BAC (blood alcohol content) was said to be 0.11% BAC which is over the legal limit of 0.08% BAC in the State of Virginia.
Apart from the 12 month imprisonment, Delgado will also have to undergo psychiatric care and pay for a “drive safely” sign which will be installed at the scene of the accident.
Don’t drive drunk and make sure your lights work!
Deceased Victim in Route 460 Car Accident in Bedford County Identified
Virginia State Police have released the identity of a woman who was killed in an auto accident that occurred on Route 460 in a car crash. According to a wdbj7.com report, the victim in the car accident has been identified as 56 year old Susan Myers who hailed from Brookneal.
Myers was driving a 2014 Kia Soul and rear ended a logging truck. The auto accident happened just east of Owens and Market in Goode. Car accident investigators confirmed that Myers was wearing a seatbelt. The driver of the logging truck has been identified as 69 year old Robert Perry from Madison Heights and he escaped this auto accident unscathed. He has, however, been slapped by prosecutors with the charge of making an improper turn.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident caused due to negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation. For this, you will need to file and win a civil lawsuit. Talk to a marvelous accident lawyer in Virginia today to evaluate your claim.
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