The photos of the accident scene are horrifying: a burned out sedan and a burned out cab of a dump truck. The accident occurred in Gainesville, Virginia, which is just under 10 miles from Manassas, Virginia.
Reports indicate that the two-vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday, June 1, at about 3:46 p.m., at the intersection of Lake Manassas Drive and Lee Highway.
When the Prince William County police arrived at the accident scene, the car was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished the fire, but the driver inside the vehicle was already deceased. The dump truck driver suffered minor injuries.
It took police almost seven hours to get all lanes of traffic reopened on both roadways. The crash is still being investigated and a determination of fault has not been released yet.
When a loved one has died in an accident with a commercial vehicle, most people won’t understand what your family will have to endure physically, emotionally and financially. Fatal accidents can turn family’s life upside down and while you’re trying to mourn your loss, there are other concerns that have to be dealt with, too.
An experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyer can help you begin to pick up the pieces, but allow you the time you need to begin to cope with the tragedy. He or she may work with accident reconstructionists and investigators to determine whose fault the accident was and expose negligence that could have contributed to your loved one’s preventable death.
Your attorney can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle, the company which owns the vehicle and others that may have had a role in your loved one’s death.
Source: fox5dc.com, “Driver killed in crash with dump truck in Gainesville,” June 01, 2016