By John Cooper, Chesapeake Injury Lawyer
The driver of a pickup truck was cited for following too closely after an accident in which he hit the back of a tractor trailer on the I-664 at Bowers Hill in Chesapeake, VA.
Virginia State police officers were called out to a two car accident on south bound 664, north of Military Highway, involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck, on June 25, 2012, said spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya.
As an experienced Chesapeake truck accident wreck attorney, I see numerous crashes caused by tailgating and drivers to follow too closely.
She said a 2004 Volvo Conventional tractor trailer was traveling south when the driver, Torres L. Bonds, slowed for traffic. The 21-year-old driver of a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup truck from Hampton “attempted to stop, sliding into the rear of the tractor trailer, Anaya said.
The driver of the Ram was the only person injured in the accident. It is unknown if he was wearing his seat belt, but weather and vehicle equipment played a factor in the accident.
The driver of the pickup was later charged with following too closely and driving while revoked.
In a recent article I noticed how crashes caused by following too closely are common on congested stretches of interstate such as the I-664 at Bowers Hill in Chesapeake.
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