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Tanker Accident Causes Shut Down on I95 for Cleanup

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What happened:

The driver of a 1999 Toyota Solara has been charged with reckless driving for his role in an accident that shut down two lanes of Interstate 95 northbound for cleanup.

According to a report on WRIC, the 26 year old driver was traveling in the left lane of the highway, north of Bells Road in the City of Richmond, when he hydroplaned and lost control of his car. The Toyota crossed into the right travel lane, where it was hit by a 2011 Kenworth Tanker fuel truck. The impact caused the tanker to run off the right side of the highway and hit a guardrail. The truck was carrying approximately 85,000 gallons of fuel, but no fuel was spilled from the accident. The driver of the Toyota suffered minor injuries.

 

The Virginia Injury Lawyer Perspective:

Winter has arrived and along with it, bad weather driving conditions. We must all use caution driving when weather conditions affect road surfaces and visibility, including slowing down as necessary.

The drivers involved in this accident, as well as other vehicles near them, were lucky. This accident could have had a much more tragic outcome, especially with the cargo the tanker truck was carrying. 


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