Tractor Trailer Kills Man Clearing Wreck Near Snowden, Va.

A man clearing a tractor trailer wreck on Virginia 130 near Snowden, Virginia, was killed when he was struck by another passing tractor trailer on Monday, Feb. 27. According to NewsAdvance.com, the owner of a local garage was helping clear an overturned tractor trailer from the westbound lanes when he was hit by a tractor trailer passing the scene. According to the report, charges are pending against the driver of the second truck, who was not injured in the accident.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckInjuries.com, about 27 percent of drivers of large trucks involved in a fatal truck accident had at least one prior speeding conviction. By contrast, 19 percent of drivers of passenger cars involved in a fatal crash committed previous speeding infractions.

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