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Collision with tractor-trailer hospitalizes two in Virginia

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With its myriad of superhighways and access to many other municipalities, the commonwealth of Virginia has seen its fair share of truck accidents. Such heavy vehicle accidents can sometimes result from fatigue, inattentiveness or the negligence of the truck driver. Other reasons for these collisions can include inadequate truck maintenance, defective auto parts, excessive speeding or an unqualified or inexperienced truck driver.

In a recent truck accident case, two people were seriously injured and had to be taken to a hospital in Virginia. Emergency medical services arrived on the scene immediately after the crash, which took place in the early morning. Police reports indicate that the crash occurred when a Nissan Rogue and a tractor-trailer collided at an area intersection. The two people inside the Nissan were rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A preliminary police investigation reported that the Nissan was travelling westbound when it entered an intersection and collided with the tractor-trailer. The impact was strong enough to rotate the Nissan clockwise before it came to rest on the roadside. The trailer stopped on the grass in the median of the road.

Truck accidents can easily lead to grave injuries and even fatalities. If a truck driver is found to be liable for an accident, then the truck company may also be held liable and may be ordered to pay for the medical bills and other expenses incurred by the victim. It is up to the victim or the victim's family to do their best to obtain what is just and fair for everyone involved.

Source: WVEC, "2 hurt in Va. Beach tractor trailer crash," July 10, 2014

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