Details are still emerging from a predawn crash on I-264 in Norfolk, Virginia (VA), but state police have confirmed that the collision between a car and a VDOT truck occurred in a work zone on the interstate bypass. The car slammed into the rear of the trruck, pinning the leg of a contract worker between the vehicles just past the Ballentine Boulevard exit on the Broad Creek Bridge.
Paramedics had to amputate the man's leg so they could free him and transport him to the hospital. Two other VDOT workers aboard the truck also suffered injuries, and the car's driver has been charged with reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
We write too often about work zone accidents, and this is the second such ultimately avoidable incident in just this week. Early on September 12, a woman later charged with DUI hit a police cruiser while going through road construction in Chesapeake.
The advice for keeping oneself and others safe in work zones never changes -- slow down, leave space, give workers wide berth, watch for brake lights and signals. Sadly, too many drivers seem unwilling to adhere to these simple directives.
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