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Logging Truck Accident on Route 211 Sends Driver to Hospital

Posted on May 16, 2012
A Virginia logging truck accident on Route 211 in Shenandoah County near the Page County line left a trucker seriously injured and damaged two other vehicles.

According to the North Virginia Daily and the Virginia Department of Transportation, the New Market truck crash took place on April 19 at around 11:30 a.m. when the westbound truck lost control and rolled over. Its load of logs tumbled into the eastbound lanes of the highway, causing two passenger cars to crash.

The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, was flown to Winchester Medical Center by medical helicopter after the wreck, though his current condition is not known. The two drivers who were struck by the logs were uninjured, and the highway was opened to all traffic three-and-a-half hours after the crash.

Logging truck accidents can be especially dangerous because logs can come loose during rollovers, and they can roll once they are free of the truck. In addition, logging truck accidents can close roads for hours as police investigate the crash and clean-up crews struggle to re-load the logs onto a different truck.