Virginia Beach, VA (August 9, 2021) – A semi-truck accident causing serious injuries crashed in the Virginia Beach area on Monday afternoon, August 9.
Reports from authorities showed that a portion of Indian River Road was shut down after the big-rig crash. Virginia Beach Police say that the 2300 block of the road was shut down for several hours after the collision, which also caused downed power lines. Drivers were advised to avoid the area if possible.
EMS units were dispatched to the scene shortly after the incident occurred and appeared to transport at least one victim to an area hospital. Their current condition, as well as their identifying information, was not released. The total number of vehicles involved in the wreck was also unclear.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the wreck is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their fast and full recovery.
Virginia Beach Big-Rig Accidents
Each year, more than 800 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Virginia. Another 65,000 are injured. When people are injured in auto accidents, they often face drastic limitations on their ability to perform various tasks. Although motor vehicle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, the majority of fatal crashes in our state fall under one of three causes, including:
- Speeding: Speed is a factor in almost 40% of fatal accidents across our state
- Alcohol use: More than 30% of fatal crashes in Virginia involve at least one drunk driver
- Not using a seatbelt: People who do not wear seatbelts account for nearly 55% of fatal crashes throughout our state
There are several things you can do to protect yourself while entering the roads. However, there is no way to guarantee that others will act responsibly. As a result, tens of thousands of people are left with debilitating injuries that cause overwhelming pain and suffer. To add to the struggles and frustration, many victims require medical treatment, hospitalization, and therapy for their injuries that costs tens of thousands of dollars. If you were injured in an accident, due to another motorist’s actions, you should reach out to a truck accident attorney in Virginia as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation to help cover the financial burdens you face from medical treatment and other expenses.
Attorney Ron Kramer II at Virginia Beach Injury Law has extensive experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after being injured in accidents. Our personal injury attorneys in Virginia Beach understand the challenges accident victims face, which is what drives us to provide the most competent and effective legal representation to ensure our clients are able to get the justice they deserve. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Contact our Virginia Beach personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662. Schedule a free consultation with our team at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available for you in your time of need.
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