A head-on collision between a U.S. Postal Service tractor-trailer and a car on North Armistead Avenue in Hampton, Virginia (VA), sent both the truck driver and the woman behind the wheel of the car to hospitals with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
Police have not filed charges in relation to the August 9, 2012, accident. Officials did tell reporters, however, that it appeared that the car crossed the center line of the road shortly before crashing into the postal truck. The investigation was continuing as this post was being written.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
As Virginia-based personal injury attorneys with offices in Hampton, we comment all the time on traffic accidents involving large trucks in which the truck driver was at fault for causing injuries and, too often, deaths. This recent crash shows, though, that truckers are just as much at risk for getting hurt when a car's driver loses control.
We can't know why the woman driving the car crossed into the truck's lane until the police release their investigatory findings. If evidence shows that the car's driver was imparied by drugs or alcohol, distracted or acting recklessly, the tractor-trailer driver may have grounds for pursuing an injury claim.
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