Norfolk, VA (January 18, 2022) – Authorities reported delays and at least one injury after a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 564 on Tuesday, January 18.
According to a statement released by the Virginia State Police, a tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle collided around 5:30 p.m. The incident occurred in the westbound lanes of I-564 near Terminal Boulevard. EMS and fire rescue units were dispatched to evaluate victims and clear the scene.
News footage showed a heavy-duty wrecker removing the truck container from the road, police said. Though authorities reported at least one injury in the wreck, the total number of victims was not provided. It’s also unknown if any other vehicles were involved in the collision.
Officers with the Norfolk Police Department are continuing their investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Virginia
Each year, more than 800 people die in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Virginia. Another 65,000 suffer minor to major injuries. When people suffer serious injuries in auto accidents, they often face drastic limitations going forward.
Although motor vehicle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, the majority fall under one of three causes. These causes include but are not limited to:
- Speeding: Speed is a factor in more than 35% of fatal accidents in Virginia.
- Alcohol use: More than 25% of deadly crashes statewide involve at least one drunk driver.
- Not using a seatbelt: Victims who do not wear seatbelts account for nearly 55% of crash fatalities.
You can take action to protect yourself on busy roads. However, there is no way to guarantee that others will act responsibly. As a result, tens of thousands of people sustain debilitating injuries that cause overwhelming pain and suffering.
To add to the struggles and frustration, many victims require long-term treatment. From hospitalization to therapy for their injuries, these costs number into the tens of thousands.
Thankfully, Attorney Ron Kramer II has extensive experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after being injured in accidents. Our commercial vehicle accident attorneys in Norfolk understand the challenges accident victims and their families face. This is what drives us at Virginia Beach Injury Law to provide the most competent and effective legal representation possible.
Furthermore, we ensure that our clients have the best possible chance of a successful accident claim. In other words, we stop at nothing to help you secure your fair, full compensation.
Norfolk Truck Accident Attorney
To learn more, reach out to a truck accident attorney in Norfolk as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation to help cover the financial burdens you face after a collision.
If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, act quickly to protect your legal rights. Please contact our personal injury law firm in Norfolk at (757) 802-4662.
Schedule a free consultation with our legal team at your earliest convenience. We are ready to discuss the options available to you in the aftermath of a serious vehicle accident.
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