Injured driver recovers in high impact collision with disabled tractor-trailer on I-95 in Fairfax County, Virginia
In July 2009, Plaintiff was driving a Krispy Kreme truck at night and rear-ended Defendant’s disabled tractor-trailer on I-95 at 60 mph. The Defendant’s truck had no lights on and there were no reflective triangles in the road. Immediately after the accident, Plaintiff alleged that he staggered to the front of Defendant’s truck and saw the hood open and Defendant appeared to be working on his truck. Plaintiff was bleeding profusely from his injuries to his elbow and knee and allegedly requested help but Defendant ignored Plaintiff’s requests and continued to work on his truck. Fortunately, witnesses arrived shortly thereafter and administered aid and called for help. Plaintiff had extensive physical therapy, work hardening and eventually required a diagnostic knee arthroscopy and missed a total of 18 months of work. The case settled one week before trial at mediation.