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Virginia Trucker Blameless in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident

Posted on Apr 11, 2013

A Virginia truck driver was involved in a fatal, two-vehicle accident in North Carolina on the morning of Thursday, March 28, 2013. Police believe that the accident took place because a passenger car turned left in front of a big-rig that was not able to stop in time to prevent a collision. No one has been charged in the wake of the Virginia truck accident. 

According to the Daily Reflector, 74-year-old Jackie Boscarino and 79-year-old Anne Toulouse were just leaving Brooks Auto Service off of Baptist Faith Lane at about 9:30 a.m. on Thursday when they pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer traveling on Highway 11. The truck driver, 49-year-old Michael Bouma, struck the car. Both women, who were sisters, died at the scene of the accident and most likely died instantly upon impact.  

Police who responded to the accident say that the trucker was driving at around the posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour at the time of the crash and that the skid marks on the road verify that he tried to prevent the accident. The flatbed truck, which was owned by TMC, was not carrying a load. The driver of the truck was not injured in the crash. 

The sisters were visiting their grandson, Shawn Brooks, who owns Brooks Auto Service. He stated that the pair was headed to the mall at the time of the fatal accident. 

The accident closed one southbound lane and one northbound lane of traffic on NC 11 as crews cleared the wreckage and as police investigated the crash. 

The VA truck accident attorneys at Shapiro & Appleton send their heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and loved ones of the accident victims. 

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