Trucking is an important part of business in Roanoke City and across the country. Along with the positives of trucks-- delivering goods and providing jobs -- there are negatives as well. Because these trucks are so large and share the same roadways as cars, any collision can easily lead to catastrophic injuries for the people who are inside the smaller vehicles.
Semitrailers carry goods across the country every day, keeping our world moving and well supplied. They are essential to our fast-paced economy. However, disaster can strike when one of these large moving tractor trailers do not stay on the road as planned. Such was the case in Virginia on U.S. Highway 29 where a fiery truck accident left one person dead.
A tragic truck accident in the Richmond area has left one young driver dead. The truck accident occurred when the tractor-trailer driver lost control, ran off the Virginia stretch of interstate and hit a car. The victim's car was parked on the shoulder of the interstate at the time of the collision.