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Trucker Charged after Virginia Big Rig Accident

Posted on Apr 29, 2012
Hours after an allegedly causing a serious Virginia truck accident, the driver of the vehicle was charged with multiple driving offenses, including failure to obey a highway sign. In addition, the truck received several truck inspection violation citations.

According to Virginia news sources, the VA commercial truck accident took place on the morning on March 26 on Burnley Station Road (Route 641) in Albemarle County. The truck wreck occurred when the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control of his vehicle on a curve and ran off of the road and into an embankment near the shoulder. Although the truck driver was not seriously injured in the accident, the road where the accident happened was closed for seven hours between Route 29 and Route 20 as clean-up crews attempted to remove the truck from the ditch and as investigators collected evidence pertinent to the crash.

From the charges that followed the accident, it seems that the trucker may have been speeding around a sharp curve and did not obey highway signs that warned him to slow down. It is still unclear whether the inspection violations were a factor in the truck crash.