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When Tractor-Trailers Collide – Two Trucks Crash on I-95 in Virginia

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When Tractor-Trailers Collide – Two Trucks Crash on I-95 in Virginia

In my decades of helping victims of tractor-trailer crashes, I have represented many drivers and passengers in cars who suffered horrendous injuries in accidents with trucks in Virginia. However, on occasions, two tractor-trailers collide.

A wreck of this nature was seen in Virginia last week. We saw two tractor-trailers collide in Hanover on Thursday morning.

The crash closed all lanes of Interstate 95 north in Hanover Thursday morning. It left the driver and a passenger of a big rig suffering serious injuries, according to reports.

Police reports said at around 4:05 a.m., an 18-wheeler carrying aluminum slowed down due to a work zone and a second rig, carrying the lumber, struck it.

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The news station WTVR reported the impact of the crash was so extreme the cab disconnected from the truck. It was mangled and in the middle of the road.

Virginia State Police said the passenger and the driver in the 18-wheeler carrying aluminum were taken to the hospital with very serious injuries.

The driver of the lumber truck does not appear to have suffered serious injuries and remained on the scene.

Few details have been released of the crash. My thoughts are with those who were injured. This wreck again raises some serious and recurring issues we see with the trucking industry, namely:

  • Tractor-trailers failing to slow down in work zones;
  • Wrecks during the early hours of the morning that may indicate driver fatigue.

We have seen truckers lose their lives in wrecks in the work zone on I-64 north of Newport News. In 2015, for example, a truck driver hit a stationary vehicle from a previous wreck and the trucker was killed.

Call a Virginia Trucking Lawyer When Tractor-Trailers Collide

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we represent people who have been injured or the families of those who lose their lives in trucking wrecks. They could be drivers or passengers in automobiles or other truckers.

Tractor-trailers collide more commonly than many people think. We read about these kinds of crashes with alarming regularity on interstates such as I-81, I-64 and I-95.

If you have been injured by an 18-wheeler or another vehicle like a box truck, please call our trucking injury team for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077. Our team has a long history of suing trucking companies in Virginia and North Carolina. You pay no fee unless we make a recovery.

Jim Hurley

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