Hundreds of Crashes Are Reported on Icy Roads Around Richmond, VA
Icy conditions have been linked to hundreds of car crashes in the Richmond area as winter returned to Virginia.
Virginia State Police said they responded to a large number of wrecks on the morning of March 18, as ice covered roads in central Virginia.
Troopers from the Richmond Division responded to 247 crashes between midnight and 7 a.m., the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
At one point, the division was working 28 crashes at the same time. The Richmond Division includes Richmond, Petersburg and 21 other counties in the area including Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover.
The report alluded to numerous problems including crashes on Interstates 64 and 95, as well as on Route 288.
State police said they responded to 745 wrecks between 12:01 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Earlier this month we reported on how black ice caused more than 1,100 crashes in Virginia and more than 300 in Hampton Roads alone. The bad weather was linked to three fatalities in the Commonwealth.
If you were hurt by the actions of a driver who was unable to cope with bad weather, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the driver’s insurance policy. An experienced Virginia Beach car accident attorney can help you with your claim. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 or see Cooperhurley.com