Norfolk, VA Truck Accident Injury Lawyer Report : Woman Dies in Truck Crash on I-95
Accidents involving big rigs can often cause terrible injuries and deaths due to the size and weight of tractor trailers.
A truck accident claimed another life in Virginia on I-95 near Lorton on September 7, 2012, when a woman driving a Kia pulled into the path of a big rig as she tried to merge into a southbound lane, LortonPatch reported.
The driver of the tractor trailer, a 49 year-old man from Chesterfield, Virginia (VA) was taken to Fairfax Inova Hospital where he was reported to have received treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
“The truck driver attempted to steer clear of the merging car, police said, by swerving to the left. But the two collided and the truck rolled down an embankment and jackknifed, “ LortonPatch reported.
Police are looking into the cause of this crash.
My thoughts as a Norfolk truck accident injury lawyer are with the family of the victim.
Although this truck driver does not appear to have been at-fault for this accident, I report on many cases in which careless, reckless or drowsy driving behind the wheel, have led to deaths on the roads of Virginia.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) keeps data on the leading causes of truck accidents. According to this data, the leading causes of tractor-trailer truck accidents, include prescription drug use, distracted driving and tiredness.
See our Norfolk truck injury lawyers guide to the common causes of truck crashes.