Nobody ever wants to read about someone being killed in a car accident. The idea of someone leaving the house in the morning and never coming home is a tragic one. But it’s never more tragic than when the victim is a young person. This was the case in Stafford County, Virginia this past weekend when an 18-year old VMI Cadet killed in weekend crash.
18-year old Jamison Clark of Stafford had come home for the weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family. He was in his first year at Virginia Military Institute after spending a couple of years in school abroad in Germany.
Clark was driving his Suburban on Sanford Drive on Saturday morning when he lost control of his car. He ended up hitting a tree on the side of the road. He died instantly and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Clark had gone to Colonial Forge High School for his freshman and sophomore years but then finished high school in Germany. He was a member of the Navy ROTC and had dreams of following in his father’s footsteps.
Clark was just 18 years old. Thankfully, there were no other cars involved in the crash. While there is an ongoing investigation, the authorities haven’t determined what caused Clark to go off the side of the road. In the meantime, the community has created a memorial for Jamison Clark along Sanford Drive.
If the family learns that there was something wrong with Jamison’s car or that another vehicle caused him to go off the road, they may have a claim for wrongful death.