Virginia Beach Truck Accident Attorney Report – Truck Crossed Center Line Causing Loss of Three Lives in Powhatan County, VA

By John Cooper, Virginia Beach Truck Accident Attorney

A truck crossing a center lane on the U.S. 60 in Powhatan County, Virginia (VA) was blamed for causing the horrific multiple truck crash that left three people dead on March 26, 2012.

See this video from the Richmond Times Dispatch.


Virginia State Police said a truck hauling sludge on one of the narrower sections of U.S. 60 in Powhatan County crossed the center line and hit a truck carrying logs. The result was a wreck that involved five trucks.

As experienced Virginia trucking accident attorneys who noted this crash soon after it happened, our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the survivors.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that two more trucks carrying timber that were behind the truck that suffered a head-on impact, were also part of the collision just west of Bell Road along with a second westbound sludge truck.

The crash claimed the lives of the drivers of the two trucks that collided as well as a passenger in the first logging truck, the Times-Dispatch reported.

Police said another driver was flown to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries while two others were treated for minor injuries.

This accident illustrates the devastating forces unleashed when big rigs collide. Emergency crews spent hours clearing up a catastrophic scene on the U.S. 60.

What’s still to be determined is whether this early morning accident was caused by a moment of inattention or whether drowsy driving or another factor was involved.

Over the next few weeks investigators will be looking for answers. It seems a wrongful death suit would be a likely outcome from this tragedy.


The Virginia Beach personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles car, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as brain injury, wrongful death, railroad workers’ injuries (FELA) mesothelioma and medical malpractice cases.

John Cooper grew up and was educated in Virginia Beach and handles many cases from the city. John Cooper and his partner Jim Hurley have more than 40 years of combined experience in handling personal injury claims.

John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010 and has been a member since 2011 of the Multimillion dollar Advocates Roundtable. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout Virginia as well as in north eastern North Carolina. We always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 309-4711 or make an appointment to visit our Virginia Beach office at 4445 Corporation Lane, Suite #187, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462. For a free consultation with a specialized Virginia Beach, VA personal injury lawyer contact us through this website

About Cooper Hurley Law

Experienced personal injury attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley are the partners of the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. They are joined by attorneys Griff O'Hanlon and Bill O'Mara. The firm has a main office in Norfolk and client meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton, Portsmouth and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Cooper Hurley works with clients who have been injured in car, truck and motorcycle accidents, those who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death, and people hurt at businesses and by dangerous products.
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