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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 Virginia personal injury attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot L.L.P.