Driver Is Charged with Failure to Yield After Crash with Truck Injures Two

Failure to yield is a significant cause of wrecks with injuries in Hampton Roads. If you are driving in rural Suffolk where there is less traffic than in urban Hampton Roads, you may wrongly make the assumption that the road is clear.

Police in Suffolk said a two-vehicle accident involving a cargo truck caused an accident with injuries and a closure on Wilroy Road om Jan 11.

Suffolk Police received a call at 7:26 a.m. for an accident involving a car and cargo truck, reported WAVY.com.

An investigation into the crash found the driver of the car may have failed to yield while turning off Williams Road onto Wilroy Road. The car was t-bonded by the cargo truck. The truck subsequently overturned in the road.

The crash left a truck overturned on Wilroy Roads (Suffolk Police Department)

The crash left a truck overturned on Wilroy Roads (Suffolk Police Department)

Suffolk police said the driver of the car was treated by Suffolk Fire and Rescue personnel and transported for treatment at Sentara Obici Hospital. I was relieved to read the driver’s injuries were non-life-threatening.

The driver truck suffered minor injuries but elected not to go to the hospital.

The wreck led to the closure of Wilroy Road in Suffolk an hour and a half Wednesday. It has since been reopened.

Suffolk Police issued a summons for failure to yield to the driver of the car.

Many wrecks take place on intersections in Hampton Roads. This week, we wrote about how numerous t-bone or side impact wrecks take place at intersections when one driver fails to stop at a stop sign or a red light.

Every year, as many as 10,000 people lose their lives in t-bone accidents in the United States, and many more are injured.

Rural Suffolk has a vast network or highways and drivers often travel too fast or fail to pay attention.

In 2013, failure to yield was highlighted as the cause of a wreck in the 3000 block of Whaleyville Boulevard and the intersection of Copeland Road in Suffolk.

Two years later, Whaleyville Boulevard in Suffolk was the scene of a fatal two-vehicle crash.

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we are familiar with the dangers of Suffolk roads and how some drivers fail to give these highways the respect they deserve.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a wreck in Suffolk or elsewhere in Virginia, we want to hear from you. Call us today at (757) 455-0077 for a free consultation.

Jim Hurley

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