Jean Mitchell from Ivor Dies in Tractor-Trailer Wreck on Suffolk’s Route 58.
I was horrified to read about another fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer on Suffolk’s notorious Route 58.
The Virginian-Pilot reported on the death of an Ivor woman in a two-vehicle crash on Friday night.
The crash occurred just before 6 p.m. on U.S. 58, just before the Wilroy Road exit, a City of Suffolk news release said. It involved a tractor-trailer and a Toyota.
The victim was named as Jean M. Mitchell, 77, of Ivor. She was the passenger in the Toyota. Her husband, Robert E. Mitchell, 81, is being treated in a local hospital. He was reported to be in a serious condition, Saturday.
Fire crews had to cut the driver and the passenger from the Toyota. One person was airlifted to Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. The cause of the wreck is unclear.
My thoughts are with the family of Ms. Mitchell. We hope her husband recovers from his serious injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured, the release said.
Fatal Accidents on Suffolk's Route 58 Near Wilroy Road
Friday’s wreck occurred close to the spot where a three-year-old boy from Franklin was killed in the summer.
Five others were injured in that terrible crash. Investigators said the driver of a Toyota passenger vehicle traveling east on Route 58 lost control, crossed the median and hit a Mazda minivan that was traveling west on 58.
The toddler and his mother were traveling in the Toyota. The mother was seriously injured and hospitalized at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
In the past, we have documented the appalling accident record of Route 58 in Suffolk.
This strategic route is used by many tractor trailers which pose a serious risk to other road users. The cause of this latest fatal wreck on Route 58 is unclear.
However, we know there are many causes of wrecks involving tractor-trailers including drowsy drivers, mechanical failures such as bad brakes and tire blow outs and even failures to load properly.
If you have lost a loved one or been seriously injured in a wreck involving a truck, you may have rights to file a lawsuit against a trucking company. Our Suffolk, VA trucking accident attorneys can help you. Call us for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077.