Truck Driver Charged in Accident in Roanoke, VA
A tractor trailer crashed with a passenger car on Interstate 81 in Roanoke, VA, on Tuesday, April 24, injuring the woman driving the car. According to The Bangor Daily News, the truck driver attempted to change lanes when it struck the car that was apparently in his blind spot. The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby medical facility. The truck driver, who was charged with making an improper lane change, was not injured in the crash.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckAccidents.org, truck accidents cause 2.3 deaths and 60.5 injuries for every 100 million miles that trucks drive on U.S. road ways.