On July 28, 2009 a work van traveling on U.S. 29 in Virginia overturned. This accident resulted in the closure of the northbound lane for nearly an hour. If you were traveling on U.S. 29 near the Albemarle County/Nelson County line from approximately 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm there is a good chance that you came to a halt.
It is thought at this time that the van lost control, left the road, hit a guardrail, and eventually flipped over. Fortunately, it appears that nobody was hurt in the accident.
Nelson County police were able to direct some of the traffic onto Route 6 which helped eased the pain of the one hour closure.
As always in a case like this, it is fortunate that only one car was involved. This does not always hold true on major highway accidents due to the high volume of vehicles on the road; especially at a busy time such as early to late afternoon.
Since the accident took place on the county line there was some confusion as to which police department would take over. State police took the initiative, but eventually gave way to authorities in Albemarle because that is where the vehicle eventually stopped after the accident.
This story goes to show you that anything can happen, no matter if you are driving a personal vehicle, work van, or truck. Luckily for the driver and those on the roadway at the time, nobody was injured in this accident.
If you were involved in a Charlottesville car accident you need to know your legal rights. Do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C.