When a big rig is involved in an accident, the accident often yields injuries due to the size and weight of the truck. One big rig driver is now facing very serious criminal accusations after reportedly causing an accident in Virginia. The driver of the car with which his vehicle collided lost her life.
A tragic five-vehicle accident recently occurred in Keswick. Two people lost their lives, and two others were injured. The initial crash occurred between a big rig and an SUV, and then other subsequent crashes occurred. The Virginia authorities are still investigating the accidents.
Truck safety has come into greater attention since the well-known highway accident involving actor-comedian Tracy Morgan back in June on the New Jersey Turnpike. As we’ve previously written, that accident left Morgan and others injured, and resulted in the death of comedian James McNair, an aspect of the crash which has received less attention than Morgan’s injuries and subsequent lawsuit. As a recent NBC article points out, truck accidents are much more common than one would assume from the relatively minimal media coverage. It is typically only the most serious ones or the ones involving famous people that we hear about in the news.
The families of three people who died in a Nevada truck accident in 2011 hopefully got a bit of closure when the truck driver responsible for the crash pleaded guilty to charges late last month. The trucker, who is reportedly from Virginia, specifically pleaded guilty to three counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the crash.
A trucker from Virginia has recently pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a horrible accident that occurred in Nevada in 2011. The truck accident reportedly occurred when the driver ran into the rear of a disabled car and propelled it into a nearby tow truck, killing three individuals in the process. At the time of the crash, a stranded couple and their dog were in the vehicle to keep warm.