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Virginia Semi Truck Accident Spills Glass In Campbell County

Posted on Oct 08, 2012

The 29 North exit of 409 East in Campbell County, Virginia was closed on Thursday, September 20, 2012, after a tractor-tractor transporting glass tipped over on the ramp while negotiating the curve. Specifically, the accident occurred at the exit just before the Monican Bridge.

The Virginia commercial truck accident took place on Thursday night after a strap holding the glass onto the 18-wheeler broke, causing the contents of the tractor-trailer to shift and fall off of the vehicle. The truck tipped onto its side, while the glass fell onto the asphalt and broke.

The truck driver was not injured in the accident and no other vehicles were involved in the big rig wreck.

Local authorities and first responders attended the scene of the crash. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) closed the ramp so that workers could clean up the large volumes of spilled and broken glass. The road has since reopened to traffic.

A significant number of tractor-trailer accidents occur on on-ramps and off-ramps, when curving roads, slowing vehicles, and shifting contents can be an issue for large vehicles, speeding vehicles, or 18-wheelers that are not properly packed.

Many tractor-trailer accidents are also caused by improperly loaded trucks, such as trucks that have materials that are not strapped down correctly or trucks that have poorly packed inventory. When loads shift during travel, a truck’s trailer can tip, causing the truck to lose control or to roll over. If a truck accident is caused by an improperly loaded truck, the trucking company may be responsible for damages associated with the wreck.

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