A Fairhaven, Massachusetts woman died on Sunday after being hit by a tractor-trailer. The 68-year-old woman reportedly got out of her car, a 1998 Plymouth Voyager, after pulling over to the right shoulder at the Springfield interchange in Virginia.
A tractor-trailer swerved to the right shoulder to avoid hitting a car that was slowing to stop, then sideswiped the Massachusetts woman’s vehicle, hit the woman, and went back into traffic. The tractor-trailer accident victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred just before 2pm on Sunday afternoon.
Following the traffic accident, the exit ramp was closed for roughly an hour. One of the lanes reopened around 3:15pm.
Source: Woman killed in Va. tractor-trailer accident, Washington Post, April 12, 2010
Contact a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer if you or a relative has been injured by a car, truck, tractor-trailer, or other vehicle.