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One man killed after logging truck accident in Virginia

Drivers in Virginia are accustomed to encountering various types of vehicles on the road. From large cement-churning trucks to small smart cars and even scooters and bicycles, there are countless different modes of transport on Virginia roadways. However, some can pose a serious danger to other motorists and their passengers, as a recent truck accident shows.

On Route 288 in Chesterfield, a logging truck driven by a 23-year-old operator ran off the left side of the southbound lanes. The large vehicle overturned, and the resulting truck crash spewed logs that wound up in the road's travel lanes. Two vehicles hit the truck and logs, and a 27-year-old man lost his life in the tractor trailer accident. The driver of the log-laden semi-truck was charged with reckless driving.

For anyone on the road, there's probably nothing scarier than seeing a semi-truck overturn or spill its contents onto the road. The vast majority of the time, though, either scenario is preventable. Drivers who transport materials must follow certain safety protocols that prevent contents from falling off and hitting other vehicles. Likewise, truck drivers must follow the same rules of the road that other drivers do; as a result, crashes that lead to spilled contents can often be traced back to negligence or recklessness.

In instances where other drivers are injured by a rollover or content spillage, a personal injury lawsuit may result in the recovery of damages for medical costs and other expenses related directly to a victim's injuries. In tragic cases where someone is killed by such an accident, a wrongful death suit can aid the victim's family and estate. Compensation can be used for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, lost benefits and mental anguish. In some cases of wrongful death, punitive damages can be sought in Virginia, if willful or wanton conduct was behind the crash.

Source: NBC 13, "Trucker charged in deadly crash on Rt. 288 in Chesterfield," Chrystina Head, Oct. 16, 2013

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