Truck Crash Kills One in Chesapeake
One person has died in an accident involving a minivan and a tractor trailer in Chesapeake. Reports indicate that the incident occurred June 18, 2018 around 6:45 in the evening. Not many details have been released about the collision, but we know that the victim was pulling out of a Circle K parking lot when his minivan was struck by a tractor trailer. The collision caused the truck to tip over onto its side. The truck driver sustained only minor injuries, while the driver of the minivan, a man from Virginia Beach, was killed in the incident.
The Physics of Collisions
When accidents like this one occur, it becomes obvious just how much larger a tractor trailer is than the average passenger vehicle. Though we drive along side them on the road, we rarely understand just how large these trucks actually are. When such a big vehicle collides with a relatively smaller car, the results can be disastrous. The sheer amount of force exerted from a large vehicle crashing into a smaller one can be enough to cause serious injuries and even death.
Options for the Victim’s Family
In the wake of an unexpected loss, it can be difficult to know where to turn. A Virginia truck accident lawyer can help you and your loved ones seek justice on behalf of the victim. If you’re curious about what legal steps you should be taking after the loss of a loved one, reach out to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Contact Our Virginia Wrongful Death Attorneys
The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC is here to help you and your family. Our firm has helped those injured in accidents that were caused by someone else’s negligence for over 30 years. Contact us to setup a free consultation, to discuss your situation 877-544-5323