Interstate I-185 had to be shut down on the northbound side in the morning of Nov. 5 after a tractor trailer and car slammed into each other. Both the truck and the car caught fire after the crash. Drivers in both vehicles were injured, but the extent of their injuries is not yet known.
Though we do not yet know why this crash happened, we often see distracted driving causing far too many accidents in Virginia. In our years as truck accident injury attorneys, we have seen many truck crashes happen from either the car or truck driver being distracted by cell phones, the radio, or passengers in the vehicle.
We have worked with many accident victims in Virginia and North Carolina, to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.
In one case, we won a $3.5 million settlement for a car passenger who lost his life when a tractor trailer rear ended his car.
Both car drivers and truck drivers really need to use a high degree of caution when they are driving on our highways. Just a little more care can save many lives.