02232017Headline:

Norfolk, Portsmouth & Hampton, Virginia

HomeVirginiaNorfolk, Portsmouth & Hampton

    Heading
    • Driver Charged in Bland County, Virginia Pedestrian Deaths

      Driver Charged in Bland County, Virginia Pedestrian Deaths

      Two women died and a third was seriously injured after a car hit three pedestrians in Bland County, Virginia on Feb. 19.  Virginia State Police have charged a 27 year old male driver with three felony counts of hit-and-run, one count […]

    • 6,000 Americans Die Due to Drowsy Driving Annually

      6,000 Americans Die Due to Drowsy Driving Annually

      A recent study suggests that as many as 6,000 Americans die annually in drowsy driving-related wrecks.  Researchers in the journal Sleep noted that millions of American drivers fall asleep at the wheel every month, and 15% of deadly crashes involve […]

    • Driver Killed When Tractor-Trailer Goes Off CBBT

      Driver Killed When Tractor-Trailer Goes Off CBBT

      An investigation is under way to find out what caused a tractor-trailer to drive off the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT) and plunge deep into the waters Thursday afternoon. Emergency responders managed to pull the 47-year-old driver of […]

    • Woman Dead in Petersburg, VA Dump Truck Crash

      Woman Dead in Petersburg, VA Dump Truck Crash

      Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly dump truck crash in Petersburg, Virginia on Jan. 30. The police stated that the fatal dump truck crash involved three other vehicles.  The crash happened near Wagner Road in Petersburg. Two dump trucks were […]

    • Will the NHTSA Change Its Vehicle Recall Process?

      Will the NHTSA Change Its Vehicle Recall Process?

      A recent decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may be an indication that the agency could eventually change the process by which it issues vehicle recalls. The current recall process involves manufacturers notifying vehicle owners by mail […]

    • Tennessee Legislator Pushes for School Bus Seatbelts

      Tennessee Legislator Pushes for School Bus Seatbelts

      Tennessee State Rep. JoAnne Favors is using a bill that was written in 2015 in response to a fatal Knoxville, Tennessee school bus crash as the starting point to address safety concerns regarding lack of seatbelts in Hamilton County TN school […]

    • 3 Dead in Head-On Truck Crash in Fluvanna County, Virginia

      3 Dead in Head-On Truck Crash in Fluvanna County, Virginia

      Fluvanna County, Virginia Sheriff Eric Hess is urging county residents and truckers to drive with more caution after a terrible Jan. 24 truck crash near Bremo Bluff. The Virginia State Police reported that the deadly tractor trailer crash happened that day […]

    • Who Protects the Public from Dangerous and Defective Products?

      Who Protects the Public from Dangerous and Defective Products?

      As consumers, we have the right to expect that the products we purchase are safe. We expect that the product we are buying has gone through rigorous testing and inspections to ensure that it is safe. Unfortunately, that isn’t always […]

    • Truck Rear Ends Car in Greensville County, Virginia, Killing 1

      Truck Rear Ends Car in Greensville County, Virginia, Killing 1

      A 2014 Kenworth tractor trailer rear ended a Volkswagen on Route 58 in Greensville County on Dec. 31, Virginia, causing the car to veer off the road and slam into a tree.   The front seat passenger, Sandra Kennedy, 61, […]

    • Virginia State Police: Weekend Winter Weather Leads to Hundreds of Car Crashes

      Virginia State Police: Weekend Winter Weather Leads to Hundreds of Car Crashes

      Last weekend’s stormy weather resulted in hundreds of car accident calls for the Virginia State Police. Falling temperatures led to frozen roads, causing more than 500 crashes on Virginia roads. The beginning of the snowy and icy season often leads […]