On February 29th in Henrico, the Virginia State Police responded to a motorcycle accident that involved a toddler. The immediate concern was the question of injuries to the young child. The crash happened on I-95 at about 3:30 in the afternoon around mile marker 83 almost to the E. Parham exit.
The traffic incident was slow-moving, and the driver was attempting to avoid debris that was on the road. One driver, a woman in her early 30s, was driving southbound in a Chrysler Van and had to brake suddenly to avoid the debris in the road. The Dodge Ram traveling behind with a 29-year-old man behind the wheel, hit the Chrysler from behind.
Everyone that was involved was wearing the appropriate safety restraints, but the woman driving the Chrysler was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The child at the scene appeared to not have any injuries and was thoroughly evaluated at the scene by medics. The child is three-years-old and was properly placed in a safety seat.
The driver of the truck also had minor injuries but did not need further medical attention. Now that driver is facing traffic infractions for following too closely and will likely be named as “at-fault” in the accident. While the crash is technically open and in the investigation period, it’s more likely that this will be closed quickly and quietly with little or no updates.
These slow-moving accidents can still result in injuries and even serious injuries. It’s lucky that both drivers, in this case, experienced only minor injuries. It is even better than the child was property retrained and sustained no injuries. Debris on the road often causes accidents, but following too closely seems to be the problem in this particular crash case.
If you have been injured in a car crash, contact our auto wreck lawyers in Richmond for representation.