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Two Virginia men killed in truck crash


When a truck collides with any sort of passenger vehicle, there will almost certainly be serious injuries involved. But when a large truck strikes a relatively small vehicle, it's shocking if anyone makes it out alive. On September 27, a cattle truck hit a Chevy Cavalier in Augusta County, and the accident claimed the lives of two men from that county.

Police may have failed to promptly investigate Virginia accident


When Manassas, Virginia residents find themselves in the unfortunate situation of a car accident, they generally expect that local authorities will take charge of the scene. While this is very often the case, sometimes the victim of a car accident or truck accident may have to pursue other avenues for help after an incident, as a recent accident demonstrated.

New rules aimed at curbing truck driver fatigue


As a region nestled within the busy corridors of the mid-Atlantic, northern Virginia has long served as a hub for transportation. Commuters in the Manassas area are used to driving alongside large semi trucks as they go about their daily business. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, though, the presence of these massive vehicles on the roads can sometimes prove highly dangerous. The DOT reports that over 3,000 people lose their lives each year as a result of either a truck accident or a bus crash. The DOT also reports that 13 percent of those fatalities were a result of truck driver fatigue.

Heavy downpour provides grim backdrop to truck accident

In Virginia, all four seasons normally provide a welcome sense of variety to state residents. However, rapidly-changing atmospheric conditions can unfortunately wreak havoc on roadways, leading to both car and truck accidents on a regular basis. On Interstate 77 recently, heavy rains that usually signal spring's evolution into summer also signaled a deadly truck crash that claimed the life of a man from South Carolina.

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.

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.

Virginia Tech study shows risks of distracted drivers

Whether one is behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler or a moped, it is imperative to devote one's full attention to the road ahead. However, in today's high-tech world, distractions can prove more dangerous for drivers than ever before. According to information from the Virginia Tech Traffic Institute, distracted driving contributed to 6,000 fatalities in America in 2010, the most recent year such data is available. Moreover, distracted driving was a factor in 500,000 injuries.

Virginia man dies while his truck injures another in crash

A Virginia truck driver is now dead following a deadly accident out of state. In the early morning hours of Nov. 9, a man from Glade Spring was driving a tractor-trailer in Ohio when his vehicle struck the car of a 49-year-old female driver.

No criminal charges for Virginia driver in Florida truck crash

On October 23, A Florida judge fined a Virginia sod truck driver $160 for not adequately updating his travel log on the date of a fatal truck crash. In March of this year, the driver's truck collided with a school bus in an accident that left a 9-year-old student dead.

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