The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed Monday morning while traveling on I-81 in Montgomery County, Virginia (VA). The accident occurred just south of the Dixie Caverns exit. A pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction was pulling a horse trailer when a wheel came off of the trailer and flew through the windshield of the tractor-trailer. The driver of the pickup truck has been charged with having defective equipment.
Presumably, the driver of the pickup truck did not know a wheel was going to come off of his trailer while he was driving down the interstate. However, each person has a duty to make sure that their equipment is safe enough that an accident like this cannot happen.
Our thoughts go out to the family of the deceased trucker. If they have any questions about how to proceed with some type of claim, they may want to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney in Virginia. It may also be a good idea for them to read this free report.