Residents of Manassas, Virginia, may have heard that longtime newsman Bennie Scarton Jr., considered by his colleagues to be the ironman of local news in Manassas, was injured in an auto accident in Culpeper recently. The 50-year veteran of local news organizations was headed for a vacation getaway when the accident took place. He was traveling with his wife and granddaughter, and fortunately neither of them was injured in the accident.
A single-car crash on Oct. 27 sent some Manassas residents into the dark and sent one person to the hospital. Exactly what happened is still not known. What is known is that a vehicle crashed into a utility pole at around 4 p.m. near the intersection of Mathis Avenue and Manassas Drive, according to a Manassas Park fire department official.
Driving a vehicle while talking on a cellphone has proven to be a dangerous combination. Thousands of car accidents have occurred when drivers were distracted with their phone. This combination of tasks may have been the cause of a Manassas Park, Virginia, car accident as well.
Unfortunately, fatal motor vehicle accidents happen all the time. Some are the result of bad weather or the result of vehicle malfunctions. But others are the result of bad choices or negligent behavior on the part of drivers. Whatever the cause, fatal car accidents can irreparably harm families.