Fatal Delivery Truck Crash on Indian River Road – Trucker is Charged with DUI
We were deeply saddened to read about a delivery truck crash on Indian River Road in Virginia Beach this week that killed a teen and badly injured another. The trucker was later charged with DUI and other offenses.
A report on WAVY.com said police arrested the truck driver Friday evening after the two-vehicle wreck that killed one teen and left another critically injured.
Emergency workers were called to the 2400 block of Indian River Road, near West Neck in Virginia Beach, around 3:20 p.m. on Friday.
An initial investigation revealed the delivery truck driver lost control of the vehicle and over-corrected, WAVY reported. The driver crossed a center line and crashed into an SUV traveling west on Indian River.
Two female students from Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake were in the SUV. One of them died at the scene and another was reported to be in a critical condition.
Our deepest condolences go to the family of the student who lost her life. We hope the other student recovers from her injuries.
The delivery truck crash on a rural section of Indian River Road appears to highlight how bad driving by a trucker can have a terrible impact. The 31-year-old truck driver suffered minor injuries and was taken into police custody at the wreck scene.
WAVY reported the commercial driver from Norfolk was subsequently charged with involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run resulting in a death, maiming as a result of DUI, DUI first offense as well as driving on a suspended operator’s license.
This delivery truck crash on Indian River Road raises numerous questions including why this driver was behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle at all.
Fatal Delivery Truck Crash on Indian River Road – Two Lives Are Ruined
Haley Pitscheneder, a classmate of the two girls at Great Bridge High School told WAVY, the trucker took away “an innocent girl’s life” and likely ruined the life of her classmate forever.
The SUV driver who lost her life was due to graduate on June 16 and was due to attended Virginia Tech in the fall.
Robin Wilkerson, a resident on the narrow stretch of Indian River for two decades said the wreck took place at a bad curve which has seen previous casualties.
At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we have represented numerous families of people killed by drunk drivers and those who incur serious injuries.
We never represent drunk drivers. We sue them. Every year our personal injury lawyers represent families in wrongful death claims. However, no amount of money can make up for the loss of a life. See more from our Virginia Beach trucking accident lawyers here. Call us for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077.