I was horrified to read about a terrible crash today that left five people from the Eastern Shore of Virginia dead.
WAVY.com reported on how Maryland police issued a press release on a collision between the Virginia family’s car and a tractor trailer in Queen Anne’s County. Accidents involving cars and tractor trailers are often the worst kinds of crash we see as experienced trucking accident attorneys and tragically this was no exception.
Police said three adults, two children and an unborn child from Accomack County died in the crash about 1:15 a.m. Saturday on Route 50 in Wye Mills. The truck and the car crashed at an intersection near Chesapeake College, according to media reports. The truck apparently rolled over the car before coming to a rest. My thoughts are with the family of those who died in this terrible accident.
Police identified the victims as as 24-year-old Regina Ayres of Greenbush, Virginia; her 7-year-old daughter, her 2-month-old son, her 25-year-old boyfriend Travis Straton of Onancock, Virginia; and Regina Ayers’ 30-year-old sister Zerissa Ayers and her unborn child.
A truck driver from Wilmington, Delaware was reported to be injured in the crash. He was airlifted to a trauma center. The circumstances of the accident are under investigation. Many accidents involving tractor trailers occur early in the morning when truckers may be tired. It’s not yet known if fatigue was a factor in this accident.
Police said an early investigation indicates the car was westbound on Rt. 50 approaching the intersection with Rt. 213. The tractor trailer was southbound on Rt. 213 at Rt. 50. The accident occurred in the intersection as the truck hit the car on the passenger side. Both vehicles traveled across the intersection. The tractor trailer apparently rolled over the car before coming to rest.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. At this time, there is no indication that alcohol was a factor.
When lives are lost on the highways of Virginia or Maryland, relatives of those who are killed often have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a truck driver or a trucking company. Recently, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers secured $5 million for a Hampton woman who was severely injured in an accident with a truck in Gloucester County. All cases are different and we cannot guarantee the same results in your case.
Cooper Hurley is the author of The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents. We work extensively with the community on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and have a client meeting location in Exmore, Call Cooper Hurley for a free consultation at 757.455.0077.