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Sewage truck accident injures 5 in Northern Virginia

An accident that resulted in raw sewage leaking from a truck snarled traffic in Northern Virginia on May 26. The unpleasant spillage, however, was not the worst part of the unfortunate episode. Five people sustained injuries in the crash, with three individuals requiring hospital treatment for serious physical damage.

Texting and driving may be deadlier than drinking and driving

Teenagers who grow up in Virginia encounter a variety of cautions over the years: don't do drugs, do your homework and don't drink and drive. In recent years, however, an additional admonition has been added to that list: never text and drive. The addition is not without good reason, as a recent study has indicated that the habit may cause more fatal car accidents than drinking and driving, at least where teens are concerned.

Tractor trailer vs. motorcycle in deadly hit-and-run

When a semi truck shares the road with a motorcycle, both vehicles' operators must be extra vigilant about safety. The massive size differential between the two vehicles, as well as disparities in their abilities to stop and turn safely, can easily lead to trouble if sound driving is not prioritized. Unfortunately, concern for others isn't always first in the minds of all truck drivers, and this sad fact was underscored after a recent hit-and-run in Virginia.

Virginia Tech study highlights driver fatigue

These days, Virginians are busier than ever. Whether it's rushing to work or rushing the kids off to extracurricular activities, countless state residents strive to keep up with the demands of daily life. Unfortunately, this sometimes results in cutting corners or even compromising safety. A study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute points to the continuing problem of driver fatigue, one of the primary causes of traffic incidents.

Man steps out of car, gets struck by truck on I-95

Interstate 95 is a heavily-traveled artery that spans nearly the entire eastern coast of the United States. Especially in the DC metro area and northern Virginia, I-95 sees countless types of car and truck accidents. On April 18, a truck accident stalled traffic heading south for several hours, after a fatal incident occurred in Stafford County.

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