Truck Driver Charged After Crash in Petersburg, VA

Virginia State Police charged the driver of a tractor trailer with reckless driving after his rig veered off of Interstate 85 and into a bridge overpass in Petersburg, VA, on Wednesday, April 18. According to WTVR.com, the truck was traveling south on I-85 when it ran off the left side of the road and struck a guardrail and the overpass. A box truck then crashed into the trailer, sending the driver of that vehicle to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semi, who suffered minor injuries, was charged with reckless driving and failure to wear a seatbelt.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year.

(Photo credit: WTVR.com)

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