19 people hospitalized after accident in Virginia Drivers blame weather conditions
Nearly two dozen people were hospitalized after the terrible accident on Interstate 64. Heavy fog and ice caused a collision between a passenger bus and a postal truck.
Plz continue to use caution while traveling over/near #Afton & #BlueRidge Mountains today. Fog & icy conditions were to blame in this AM's crash on I64 in #NelsonCounty involving a tractor-trailer & chartered bus. 19 injured. #SlowSpeed for conditions. #BuckleUp #ArriveAlive pic.twitter.com/0OEXKARTVm— VA State Police (@VSPPIO) November 17, 2019
According to police reports, the blow was so strong that the trailer was torn in half. The drivers of both vehicles were taken in serious condition to hospitals. Injuries to other participants ranged from minor to serious.
The official version says that the truck driver with the trailer lost control of the car and rolled over. At the same time, the bus was moving at high speed in conditions of poor visibility and the driver did not have time to react to the trailer lying on its side.
"Heavy fog and icy road conditions are to blame," Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. "The impact of the crash split the tractor-trailer in half. The bus ran off the right side of the highway and came to rest against the guardrail."
According to statistics that night, about ten other traffic accidents occurred. According to police, no casualties.