Serious Injuries Are Reported in Accident Involving Tractor Trailer on the Eastern Shore of Virginia
Serious injuries have been reported in an accident involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck on Route 13 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
The two vehicle accident shut down part of U.S. 13 northbound at Townsend Drive in Northampton County.
According to Virginia State Police, the accident involves a tractor trailer and pickup truck. Sgt. Michelle Anaya of Virginia State Police said in a press release the accident occurred at about 9.21 a.m. on October 30 and involved “serious injuries.”
Location of US 13 crash involving tractor trailer in Northampton County
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Virginia Department of Transportation said the southbound lanes were back open with one northbound lane remaining closed. Traffic was being diverted to Cedar Grove Road and Capeville Drive.
U.S. 13 is the main artery on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It’s a fast-moving highway that sees many accidents.
Earlier this year I wrote about an accident on U.S. 13 in Accomack County that claimed the life of an 82-year-old woman from Tasley and left a man with serious injuries.
Few details are yet available about today’s crash that involved a tractor-trailer but I am alarmed reading the early reports.
Accidents involving big rigs are often more serious than accidents involving cars due to the weight of the truck. You should contact a Virginia truck accident attorney if you have been injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer.
See our Eastern Shore of Virginia Injury lawyers’ guide to common causes of trucking accidents
The Eastern Shore of Virginia personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have offices in Norfolk and client meeting locations in Hampton, Chesapeake, Newport News and Virginia Beach. They have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. The firm’s motto is: “Your Injury, Our Fight.” If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.