Petersburg, VA – Fatal Truck Crash on Halifax Rd near Flank Rd

Petersburg, VA (October 27, 2023) – A 70-year-old woman lost her life as a result of a fatal truck accident that took place in the Petersburg area.

The accident occurred at around 11:50 a.m. on October 26.

Local news sources indicate that 70-year-old Marianne Davis of Petersburg, Virginia, was driving a personal vehicle through the intersection of Flank Road and Halifax Road when her vehicle became involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer.

Davis sustained fatal injuries due to the accident. She was pronounced deceased by the Petersburg Bureau of Police.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, who has not been publicly identified, suffered injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital for emergency care.

At this time, the incident is being investigated by the Petersburg Bureau of Police.

We hope the injured driver recovers quickly.

Our sympathies are with the family of Marianne Davis.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Virginia

Fatal truck accidents take the lives of thousands of people in the United States each year. These accidents account for many of our state’s hundreds of fatal accidents annually. Unfortunately, fatal accidents are often overwhelming for families to deal with. The emotional, mental, and financial impacts that these accidents bring can seem nearly impossible to overcome.

Unfortunately, we see a significant number of fatal collisions caused by driver negligence. In fact, a significant number of accidents take place as a result of driver errors. Leading factors include:

  • Fatigue: Truck drivers often work long hours, and fatigue can impair their ability to drive safely. Unfortunately, this can result in drivers drifting into other lanes and crashing their vehicles.
  • Impairment: Truck drivers who are impaired by drugs, alcohol, and prescription medication are unlikely to be able to control their vehicles safely. As a result, they are more likely to cause devastating crashes.
  • Distraction: Truck drivers may be distracted by cell phones, other electronic devices, or passengers. Taking their attention off the roadway can lead to significant collisions.
  • Speeding: Truck drivers may speed to meet deadlines. Semi-trucks are dangerous enough. However, when they are traveling at high rates of speed, the potential for severe and fatal injuries is drastically increased in collisions.

In addition, there are many truck accidents that take place as a result of vehicle malfunctions. This can include tire failures, break failures, or other mechanical problems.

After losing a loved one in a fatal accident, it is important to seek legal guidance right away from a fatal truck accident lawyer. Your attorney will be able to help with the investigation process to determine what caused the fatal accident to take place. They will then help you pursue legal action against the responsible party.

Our team at Burg Simpson has dedicated the past five decades to helping victims across the United States protect their rights after being severely harmed in truck accidents. Our team is fully committed to helping our clients maximize the compensation they are able to recover while holding the negligent party accountable for the accident that took the life of their loved one. To get started on your case, reach out to our dedicated national truck accident law firm at (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free consultation.

Note: The information that was utilized in this post was gathered from the use of secondary sources. This information used has not been confirmed or independently verified. If you locate any information that is not correct, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can make the appropriate corrections. If you find any information that is false, we will remove or correct the post immediately after it is brought to our attention.

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