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Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tractor Trailer Accident Shuts Down I-64

A tractor trailer accident has shut down I-64 near Black CatRoad according to reports from the Charlottesville Daily Progress. Apparently five vehicles were involved including two tractor trailers. Unfortunately, the accident resulted in one fatality. The Progress reports that the accident happened when a tractor trailer failed to stop in time for a crash on the interstate that had already happened. The tractor trailer struck an SUV and there was a chain reaction crash. One vehicle burst into flames. This type of accident is not unusual on heavily trafficked portions of interstate highways. There have been recent attempts to limit the hours that truck drivers can operate their rigs and there have also been a number of laws recently enacted that focus on distracted driving, including texting and using a cell phone without a hands free device while driving. We don't know yet why the tractor trailer driver failed to stop. Since there was fatality, the investigation will be detailed and the cause of the accident should be determined. I have worked with the former lead investigator for the Virginia State Police in looking at accident causes. In an accident involving a tractor trailer, there are many sources of information. In this case, the speed of the driver before the accident could be a factor as well as the hours that he or she had been on the road. For most of us who travel the interstates on a regular basis, an accident like this on wis just an inconvenience. But for the people involved, it can be life changing. Francis P. Hajek Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Greene, Augusta, Buckingham, Staunton, Waynesboro, Culpepper, Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News

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