Drivers in Virginia are accustomed to encountering various types of vehicles on the road. From large cement-churning trucks to small smart cars and even scooters and bicycles, there are countless different modes of transport on Virginia roadways. However, some can pose a serious danger to other motorists and their passengers, as a recent truck accident shows.
Northern Virginia and the DC metro area are both home to many wealthy residents. When powerful figures are involved in fatal car accidents, though, the victims of those crashes still have the same rights under the law as anyone else. Recently, the co-owner of the Mars candy company, a woman in her 70s, apparently caused a fatal crash.
Early on a weekend morning is not a particularly unusual time for car accidents. It's not uncommon for alcohol-related accidents to occur in this time period in northern Virginia, as a recent drunk driving accident indicates.
When a truck collides with any sort of passenger vehicle, there will almost certainly be serious injuries involved. But when a large truck strikes a relatively small vehicle, it's shocking if anyone makes it out alive. On September 27, a cattle truck hit a Chevy Cavalier in Augusta County, and the accident claimed the lives of two men from that county.