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November 2014 Archives

Collision with dump truck leads to fatality

A tractor-trailer driver was killed on Nov. 7 when he collided with a disabled dump truck that was blocking the highway. The accident occurred on the middle northbound lane of I-95 near mile-marker 149. The 59-year old driver of the tractor-trailer was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the dump truck received non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at the hospital.

Virginia traffic accident statistics for 2013

The number of people killed or injured on Virginia's roads dropped slightly in 2013 according to accident data released by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The reductions were modest, but they came as the number of cars, miles traveled and licensed drivers all increased slightly. The statistics reveal that 741 people were killed and over 65,000 injured in more than 121,000 accidents on Virginia's roads in 2013. The number of accidents in 2013 was 1.2 percent lower than in 2012. The number of people killed went down by 4.39 percent, and injuries were lowered by 2.82 percent.