I often drive in the area of Virginia between Lexington and Stanton where Interstate 64 and Interstate 81 overlap. The traffic is usually quite heavy no matter what time of day it is in that area. The I-81 corridor from Rona up to Winchester is heavily populated with trucks going north to south along the Appalachians. When you add into that mix the traffic from west Virginia headed east towards Richmond and Hampton Roads and you have a recipe for a lot of accidents.
One of the reasons why the area where I-64 and I-81 overlap leads to so many collisions is variable speed. If a trucker is driving through there and trying to make good time he may be wanting to press the speed limit. Then you may have other people who are passing through and are unfamiliar with the road and looking for their exit to get on or off of 64 or 81 in the Stanton area who have to change lanes and slow down in order to not miss their exit. You can have differences of as much as 20 miles an hour between the fastest and the slowest moving vehicles on the road. This is all happening in only two lanes each direction. Again it’s very tricky and a real recipe for potentially catastrophic injuries.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car or truck wreck in the area of western Virginia on Interstate 64 or Interstate 81 please give us a call. We have a toll-free number which is 757-333-3333. We can help you whether you are from Virginia or from another state and regularly have handled many cases in this part of the world.
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