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Two Construction Workers Are Killed by a Dump Truck in Greenville, VA

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Two Construction Workers Are Killed by a Dump Truck in Greenville, VA

As experienced Virginia dump truck accident attorneys, we have represented many people who have been badly injured by these trucks.

Dump trucks are bulky and notorious for their blind spots. I was horrified to read about how two workers were run over and killed this week by one of these rigs in Virginia.

The incident occurred on Tuesday on U.S. 11, according to Virginia State Police.

The location of the dump truck wreck

Construction crews from Staunton-based B&S Contracting were working on a pavement at the intersection of U.S. 340 and U.S. 11 in Greenville, VA.

According to Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Kenneth Hyden a dump truck unloading asphalt was reversing when it ran over the male and female worker and dragged them some distance along the road.

The woman was killed at the scene. The man  succumbing soon afterwards to his injuries, he said.

Police later identified the victims as Felimon V. Aizpuro II, 38, of Staunton, and Debbie S. Huffman, 50, of Port Republic.

The thoughts of our Virginia trucking wreck lawyers are with the families of the victims after this terrible incident.

Media reports said the dump truck was being driven by a 60-year-old Staunton man. It’s not clear if he will be charged over the fatalities.

Accidents involving dump trucks are not common but they often prove to be fatal when they occur.

Earlier this year a woman was killed and two people were seriously injured when a dump truck hit their minivan on Military Highway in Chesapeake.

Last year a Coast Guard suffered serious injuries when he was knocked off his bike by a dump truck in Portsmouth.

If you have been hit and hurt by a dump truck you are likely to have suffered serious injuries and will need to recover the most. You may have grounds to file a lawsuit against a trucking company as well as the driver.

In the case of fatal accidents, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of a loved one. These cases can be complicated and can involve litigation against out of state companies. Our experienced trucking accident lawyers have helped the victims of trucking wrecks as far afield as Oklahoma. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling (757) 455-0077 or go to our contact page.

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John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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