Aug. 16, 2012
A tractor-trailer was responsible for causing an accident just outside Harrisonburg that injured seven people, including the drivers of both vehicles involved. The Roanoke Times reports the crash happened at around 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning along Interstate 81 in Rockingham County.
A commercial passenger bus, driven by a 50-year-old man, was traveling from Tennessee to New York in the early morning hours when the driver of a nearby commercial truck shifted to the left lane. The driver of the truck did not yield right of way to the bus and the two vehicles collided. The impact of the Virginia Truck Accident forced both vehicles into the median of the highway.
Passengers aboard the bus were able to escape the wreckage by utilizing the emergency window exits on the bus.
Five travelers aboard the bus and the tractor-trailer’s driver were taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries sustained in the accident, while the driver of the bus was treated for more serious injuries. All are expected to make full recoveries.
The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with the Skolrood Law Firm know that drivers of commercial truck and buses must abide to a more stringent set of standards than a driver of a personal vehicle. That is why the firm would encourage anyone who has been hurt in an accident with a vehicle of this type to contact an attorney to discuss your case as soon as possible.