An unfortunate, yet preventable accident recently occurred in Accomack County in Virginia that resulted in the death of one motorist. According to Delmarva Now, it was just a few days ago that 38-year-old Vincent Barrett of Cheriton was thrown from his Nissan Altima after he collided with a tow truck at the intersection of Daugherty Road and Route 13. Barrett allegedly ignored a stop sign at the intersection, resulting in a tow truck crashing into his vehicle. He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. The driver of the tow truck did sustain injuries but the source said he was expected to make a full recovery.
Garbage Truck Driver Indicted on Charges After Crashing into Train Carrying Republican Congressman
In other news, Virginia police announced at the beginning of June that a garbage truck driver who crashed into a train that was carrying Republican congressmen earlier in the year has been indicted by a grand jury on two charges. Those include one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence [Source: The New York Times].
Nayor has been formally charged for causing the train crash that occurred back in January, however, he hasn’t yet been convicted of these charges.
It was January 31stwhen the Dana W. Nayor Jr., 31, drove onto the railroad crossing just outside of Charlottesville, VA, despite the fact that the safety gates had already come down. When the train approached, the two collided. As a result of the accident, Nayor’s co-worker, Christopher Foley, 28, was killed and a few others sustained injuries as a result of the impact. It wasn’t clear whether Nayor had retained a Virginia criminal defense attorney as there was not one listed in the court documents.
After the accident had transpired, Nayor’s employer, Boyd McCauley who is the founder of the trash company Time Disposal, told news sources that Nayor had been a longtime employee with the company who was familiar with the railroad crossing which is located at the top of a hill where “visibility is limited.” After Nayor was indicted, however, McCauley did not respond to any requests for comment.
Nayor Has a History of Motor Vehicles Infractions, But Not Moving Violations
The New York Times highlighted that Nayor has a history of motor vehicle infractions that date back to 2008. Some of these infractions include driving an uninspected vehicle, failing to display license plates, having an improper exhaust system, and failing to wear a seat belt. In 2009, he was convicted after resisting arrest and again in 2011 for possession of marijuana.
Nayor has not yet been convicted of the charges but should consider hiring a truck crash lawyer who can represent him as the charges that have been filed against him carry jail time.
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