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Virginia couple disabled after a serious truck accident

Car and truck accidents can come at any time individuals are on the road, even when they are wrapping up the trip in their own driveway or parking lot. For a Virginia couple, a sudden collision with a pickup truck resulted in both individuals being disabled. The truck accident also occurred during a time when the couple was already struggling with several issues.

According to reports, the husband, who is 56 years old, was diagnosed in February 2012 with two brain tumors. The tumors were nonmalignant, but did cause crippling migraines and forced the man to quit his job. His wife, who is 51 years old, was working part-time as a school custodian and had a second part-time job as a home health aide.

To round off a rough year, the couple was hit by a pickup truck on April 22, 2013. The accident resulted in the man being hospitalized for 43 days. He sustained three vertebral fractures and severe damage to his neck. The woman was also injured.

They were returning home from a physician's appointment for the man's health issues. The wife was driving the compact car and was attempting to park in front of their home, which was located in the Waverly Place neighborhood in Roanoke.

At that time, a pickup truck smashed head-on into the couple's car. According to reports, the pickup came through an intersection without stopping prior to hitting the couple's car. The car was sent two houses down before coming to rest against another home.

Though the couple was already dealing with loss of income due to the man's health issues, the truck accident caused even more loss. They both experienced serious injuries and medical bills. In cases where liability rests with another party, it is within the rights of any victim to consider seeking compensation for damages.

Source: The Roanoke Times, "They're both disabled in aftermath of accident last year" Dan Casey, Feb. 10, 2014

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