Virginia Beach, VA Truck Accident Attorney Report – Two Hurt when Trucks Collide Near Petersburg, VA

By John Cooper, Virginia Beach Truck Accident Injury lawyer

When trucks collide massive forces are unleashed that can have horrific consequences for drivers.

Our experienced Virginia truck wreck attorneys are saddened by a crash that left an innocent driver with life threatening injuries near Petersburg in Virginia.

See this video of a truck crash. reported Virginia State Police information that a 33-year-old man from North Carolina was behind the wheel of a 2006 Peterbilt tractor-trailer going south on I-85 when he veered off the left side of the roadway early in the morning on April 18.

 His truck hit a guardrail along with the Sycamore Street overpass.  The reason for this crash is unclear but we know fatigue is often a factor in early morning truck crashes.

 “The impact caused the trailer to cross over into the northbound lanes of the interstate where it was struck by a 2000 International box truck driven by a 40-year-old man from Pennsylvania,” the reported.

The driver of the box truck was wearing a seat belt. Nevertheless, he suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond

The driver of the Peterbilt tractor trailer was not wearing a seat belt. He suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries.

This driver is facing a charge of reckless driving charge and failure to wear a safety belt.

As experienced Virginia Beach, VA tractor trailer injury attorneys we hope these drivers make a complete recovery. Almost invariably when big rigs are involved in accidents the consequences are very serious.

If you have been injured by a reckless truck driver, you should consider contacting an experienced Virginia trucking accident attorney to make a claim.


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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