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Fog Allegedly Causes VA Truck Accident in Pittsylvania County

Posted on Feb 24, 2013

According to local news sources, a tractor-trailer struck a car on Monday night, February 11, in Pittsylvania County. The Virginia truck accident sent one person to the hospital and will likely result in a traffic citation for the truck driver. 

The VA big-rig accident took place when a tractor-trailer driving on Wilkerson Road took a left turn onto Kintuck Road, striking a car. The truck turned in front of an oncoming car driving on Kintuck road, allegedly causing the crash. The car had the right of way. Virginia State Police say that slick roads and fog could have been two factors in the crash. 

The truck accident involved two people: the truck driver and the female driver of the car. The driver of the car that was struck suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. She was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where she was treated for an ankle injury. 

The Pittsylvania truck accident is under investigation by police, and although there have not yet been charges, authorities say that the truck driver will likely be charged in the coming days. 

Police and fire department officials who responded to the scene warned the public that wet conditions, fog, and other weather conditions can be dangerous for those on the road—even if not accompanied by rain or snow. Drivers who encounter foggy conditions should drive with even more care than usual and slow down in instances of low visibility. 

The Law Firm of Shapiro & Appleton wishes the injury victim in this commercial truck crash a swift and complete recovery.

Richard N. Shapiro
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