From drunk driving to miscommunication, there are a myriad of reasons why large truck accidents happen. Tragically, large truck wrecks can ruin lives and often leave entire families with a great deal of emotional pain in Huntington, and other parts of West Virginia. Following a truck crash, victims (or the families of victims, in some cases) may be unsure of what to do next, especially if they feel overwhelmed due to the accident. However, people facing this burden must work towards recovering physically, emotionally and also financially, if possible.
Authorities are investigating a deadly dump truck accident which recently took place in Greenville, Virginia. According to law enforcement officials, it appears that the driver of the dump truck thought it would be okay to back up without realizing that there were two construction workers behind the truck. The workers who were behind the truck, a 50-year-old woman and 38-year-old man, passed away after being struck.
Officials also say that the driver of the dump truck, a 60-year-old man, was sent to the hospital over distress brought on by the accident. However, he is not facing any charges over the crash, which happened on Route 11.
Whether victims experience lifelong physical complications and disabilities or permanent emotional trauma that prevents them from driving, truck accidents turn lives upside down in various ways. As a result, negligent truck drivers should be held responsible whenever they cause an accident. For some truck accident victims, contacting a legal professional who is well-versed in handling cases of this nature could be helpful.
Source: NBC 29, “Update: Virginia State Police Identify Victims of Route 11 Fatal Crash,” July 12, 2016