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Cement Truck And Ambulance Collide In Fatal Buckingham County Crash

Posted on Jan 18, 2012
Virginia State Police do not believe any charges will be filed following a deadly crash between a privately owned ambulance and a cement truck in Buckingham County, Virginia. The fatal Virginia truck crash took place on Route 20 on Friday, January 6. 

The driver of the ambulance, Timothy Southern of Waynesboro, Virginia, died at the scene of the truck accident. The medic traveling in the ambulance, Heath Davis, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries and is in stable condition. The patient traveling in the ambulance, 82-year-old Howard Watson, was flown by medical helicopter to the University of Virginia Medical Center, but died soon after arrival. It is unclear what his medical condition was prior to the truck accident and what his cause of death was. The driver of the cement truck was not seriously injured. 

Virginia police are investigating the fatal truck collision, but say that the head-on crash was caused by the ambulance driver. The cement truck driver does not appear to be at fault and probably will not face traffic citations. It is unclear whether the ambulance was speeding or using its sirens at the time of the crash. 

The Virginia truck accident attorneys at Shapiro & Appleton send their condolences to the victims of this tragic crash as well as their loved ones.
Randall E. Appleton
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