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Virginia Truck Roll Over Backs Up Route 360 Near Richmond

Posted on Jan 31, 2013

A Virginia tractor-trailer accident backed up traffic for a number of hours in Richmond on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning after a big-rig tipped over on an exit ramp on Hull Street. 

According to Virginia State Police and local media sources, the VA commercial truck accident occurred on November 29 on an exit ramp off Route 360, onto Hull Street near Route 288. The tractor-trailer, which was carrying two different freights' auto parts from Colonial Heights to Roanoke, lost control on the ramp when turning toward Amelia Street and rolled onto its side. 

The driver of the truck, Rory Jenkins, was transported by ambulance to Chippenham Medical Center for treatment. He received minor injuries in the truck accident. 

The Richmond truck accident closed two lanes of traffic overnight and also affected the morning commute as investigators collected evidence at the scene of the crash and removed the 18-wheeler from the road. 

Virginia State Police charged the commercial truck driver with reckless driving, though it is unclear why the truck tipped over and whether speed or a dangerous lane change may have been factors in the one-vehicle traffic accident. A large number of commercial truck and tractor-trailer accidents take place when vehicles are exiting or entering highways and interstates. This is often because of speeding, poorly packed freight, or a driver’s inability to correctly negotiate a curve. The result is often a tip over or rollover accident. 

The Virginia truck accident lawyers at Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan hope that the trucker injured in the wreck has a fast and complete recovery from his injuries. 

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