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A two-vehicle crash took place on Richmond Road in Albemarle County, Virginia which involved a Toyota Camry and a tractor-trailer truck. According to investigators, a 1992 Toyota Camry driven by an 18 year old girl was travelling east on Richmond Road and turned left onto eastbound I-64 in front of the truck. The Ford tractor-trailer owned by United Parcel Service which was driven by Earl Wray crashed directly into the Camry. This particular intersection has a traffic signal.

All four occupants of the Toyota Camry including Logan were transported to UVA Hospital and were treated for the injuries they sustained. It was reported that the UPS driver was not injured. The Camry was completely totalled, while the tractor trailer sustained an estimated $30,000 worth of damage. Although the young lady was at fault for failing to yield the right of way, the passengers in the car where at the total mercy of the driver and were injured through no fault of their own.

Drivers are expected to follow all rules that govern traffic and not taking heed of traffic signals will surely not end well for the driver and the unwilling victims known as the passengers. Although riding along with a friend seems perfectly normal, it is important to pay attention to the driver’s physical and emotional state of mind, especially prevalent with younger and less experienced drivers.

About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm (VA-NC law offices ) edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as a pro bono service to consumers.


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