Woman Suffered Fatal Injuries From Dump Truck

By Peter DePaolis

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It can happen to anyone. A vehicle’s tire blows or smoke billows from the hood, and suddenly a troubled car victim pulls over to investigate the situation.

When you notice motorists leave the flow of traffic onto the side of the road, extra caution should be exercised to prevent accidents. When you’re traveling down highways, you should pay particularly close attention to what’s going on along the sides of the road. It is your responsibility when you see a motorist pulled off along the side of the highway to move your car to the lane farthest from where the activity is occurring, use extra caution, and slow down.

A woman was killed after being struck by a passing dump truck. The accident occurred on the four-lane Route 7 bypass in Leesburg around 9:20 a.m. just after she pulled to the side of the road. Police speculate that the dump truck hit the woman after she stepped out of the vehicle. The police were immediately contacted after the accident occurred yet were uncertain why she exited her car or where she was standing when the dump truck struck her.

This accident may have been prevented had the dump truck driver exercised proper precautions.

If you or a loved one suffers injuries or death from an auto accident, please contact a qualified Northern Virginia personal injury attorney at Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP

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.