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Virginia Man Loses Life to Tractor-Trailer While Removing Semi From Previous Accident

The owner of a towing company and was helping to remove an overturned semi on Virginia 130 in Amherst County, Virginia (VA), when he was struck and killed by another tractor-trailer.

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According to WSLS-10, the wrecker operator was standing by one of his trucks when another semi-truck hit him, causing fatal injuries. The at-fault tractor-trailer driver will most likely be charged in connection with the accident after the investigation is complete.

My thoughts are with the family of the man whose life ended tragically and needlessly. The use of commercial trucks to haul goods is necessary for this nation to function, but the size and weight of the trucks often make them deadly when involved in an accident. Click here to get information from a Virginia truck accident attorney on what to do in situations like this.

An experienced Virginia car accident attorney can assist the family with handling insurance and legal issues that arise. Based on the outcome of the crash investigation, a wrongful death suit may be the appropriate legal action to take. While monetary compensation cannot bring the man back, or ease the emotional suffering of his family, it may be useful in keeping their 50-year-old family business running in the future. 

Richard N. Shapiro
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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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