VSP investigated chain-reaction crash on I-77 involving 6 tractor-trailers
Legal News for Virginia 18 Wheeler Accident Attorneys. A semi-truck driver was cited with reckless driving after a multi-vehicle wreck.
Virginia 18-wheeler accident lawyer alerts- A man sustained injuries in a crash involving six tractor trailers.
Carroll County, VA (News)—A driver suffered non-life threatening injuries in a chain-reaction crash involving eight vehicles, six of which were tractor-trailers. The southbound lanes of Interstate 77 in Carroll County, Virginia, were reportedly closed off to motorists pending accident cleanup and preliminary investigations. The roads were subsequently reopened Tuesday, February 23, 2010, according to information provided by WXII2.com.
The driver of a semi-truck, identified as 46-year-old Marco Tulio Carta Jena, reportedly failed to notice that traffic along I-77 had been backed-up after a prior motor vehicle accident, causing a chain-reaction collision. The previous crash occurred when another tractor-trailer jackknifed on the roadway after that motorist seemingly fell asleep while driving, subsequently causing traffic to come to a halt. Jena’s 18-wheeler allegedly struck another tractor-trailer and a tanker truck, which proceeded to hit several other vehicles, mostly consisting of semi-trucks.
Emergency medical services (EMS) crews seemingly responded to the scene to transport Jena to Northern Hospital, located in Surry County, to be treated by doctors and nurses. Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser allegedly stated, “The emergency workers had to go in through the other truck to get to him. His legs were pinned by the dash, but his injuries weren’t life-threatening.” It was not reported if any other drivers or passengers suffered any crash-related injuries in the eight-vehicle pile-up. Jena was allegedly issued a citation for reckless driving in connection with the incident.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Virginia 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers.