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Trucking accident leads to injuries, seven mile backup

For many residents of Virginia, a run in with a tractor trailer on the highway is a real fear. Though an accident with any vehicle can lead to serious injuries or property damage, the thought of being involved in a semi truck crash keeps many drivers wary on the road. On Friday, April 11, a tractor trailer and another truck were involved in an accident in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81. The result of the early-morning accident included injuries and traffic congestion.

According to authorities, the driver of the semi truck is being charged with reckless driving as a result of the incident. He allegedly ran into the back of a straight truck that is owned by the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth's truck was apparently hauling produce at the time of the incident. As a result of the crash, the straight truck ended up in a ditch. The accident occurred around 5:50 a.m. around mile marker 112.

Both northbound lanes of the interstate were closed for around 45 minutes as clean up crews, investigators and emergency responders worked the scene. The driver of the semi truck was taken to a local hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. According to authorities, produce was scattered around the scene.

Accidents that involve large trucks -- especially on a road that allows high speeds -- usually result in a number of types of damage. Physical injuries to passengers and drivers result in medical expenses and possible wage losses. Damages to vehicles, cargo and nearby property are also a consideration. Understanding how legal obligations and various insurance policies act to cover losses can help in obtaining appropriate compensation for any damages.

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