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Man Injured in Collision with Delivery Truck

A man was seriously injured after being involved in a motor vehicle accident in Chesapeake.

Important Information about the Dangerous Accident

13 News Now is reporting that a man is in the hospital in serious condition after he was involved in an early morning accident that happened in Chesapeake on Wednesday.

According to the authorities, the accident happened on Route 58 and Biscoe. Police and emergency crews responded to the scene of the accident at around 12:10 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Police have further stated that the accident involved a delivery truck that was parked illegally on the side of the road near a Kangaroo Gas Station when a vehicle that was being operated by a 48-year-old male slammed into the rear end of the delivery truck.

The man who hit the truck was transported to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Pepsi delivery truck was not injured at the time of the accident.

Authorities have suspected that alcohol is most likely a factor in the accident, but that the incident remains under investigation by authorities.

Important Information about Accidents Involving Large Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that there are thousands of wrongful death cases every year in the United States involving large trucks:

  • 3.964 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks in the United States in 2013.
  • 95,000 people were injured non-fatally by large trucks in 2013.
  • 72 percent of fatalities involving large trucks were the occupants of other vehicles at the time of the accident.

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