Bus and Construction Vehicle Collide in Fairfax

By Peter DePaolis

A commuter bus crashed into the back of a construction vehicle last month in Fairfax on the Dulles Airport Access Road. The auto accident occurred in the eastbound lane and caused several injuries, according to police. Emergency responders took 13 people to the hospital, but none with life-threatening injuries.

The Loudon County Transit commuter bus struck the construction vehicle, causing the vehicle to collide with a sedan. The impact caved-in the sedan’s trunk, according to the police report. As a result, over 80 gallons of fuel leaked from the construction vehicle and onto the road.

Authorities said the construction vehicle involved in the accident is a crash-attenuator. It is the vehicle parked at construction zones with arrows in the back directing traffic to the next lane. Traffic on the road remained at a standstill for hours after the accident. Police charged the bus driver with failing to maintain control.

Important things take place in the aftermath of a collision. An experienced Northern Virginia car wreck attorney can tell you what to do after a car accident. For further information, contact a Northern Virginia car accident attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis. Attorney Thomas McWeeny can help you pursue a claim against the person responsible for your pain and suffering.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.