Passenger is Killed in Dump Truck Wreck in Virginia Beach
Dump trucks are among the most dangerous vehicles on the roads of Virginia. They are bulky and have blind spots. Wrecks involving dump trucks often cause serious injury or death.
I was saddened to read about how a dump truck wreck claimed a life in Virginia Beach on Friday morning. Two others were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on Princess Anne Road.
The wreck occurred just after 10 a.m. in the 2800 block of Princess Anne Road. Police said a dump truck stopped in the outside westbound land and the driver was trying to back into a construction side entrance when it was hit by a Ford F-150 driving in the same lane.
The force of the impact sent the F-150 spinning into the westbound inside lane, where it hit a Honda CRV.
Virginia Beach police reported a passenger in the F-150 was killed at the scene, while the drivers of the F-150 and CRV treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the dump truck was uninjured.
Virginia Beach police say the crash is still under investigation, and charges are pending. It’s not clear which driver charges will be brought against.
Another multi-vehicle accident was reported on Friday night on Nimmo Parkway in Virginia Beach, WAVY.com reported.
Wrecks Involving Dump Trucks in Virginia Beach
Every year we see drivers and passengers killed an injured in wrecks involving dump trucks in the cities of Hampton Roads such as Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.
Recently, we helped a woman who suffered a brain injury when her car was rear-ended by a dump truck in Virginia Beach.
All cases are different and no previous case is an indicator of a future result, but we were happy to secure a settlement of more than $675,000 for our client in the wake of this dump truck wreck.
In this case, the dump truck driver has a checkered record that included past felonies. Trucking companies can be held liable for the actions of the drivers that they hire.
Dump truck wrecks are often fatal. In 2016, two workers with a highway maintenance crew were hit and killed by a dump truck on Route 11 in Augusta County.
The accident illustrates how those who work with dump trucks, as well as other drivers and passengers are at risk from these vehicles.
If you have been injured in a wreck involving a dump truck or another vehicle, or if you have lost a loved one, please call us today at (757) 455-0077.