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Richmond-Petersburg, VA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia – The Greater Richmond Region where the coastal plain and the Piedmont meet

The Greater Richmond Region is located in the central part of Virginia. It straddles the fall line, where the coastal plain and the Piedmont come together on the James River at Richmond and the Appomattox River at Petersburg. The English established each as colonial ports in the 17th century.

Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2015, the population was estimated to be 220,289, the fourth-most populous city in Virginia. The city is located at the intersections of Interstate 95 and Interstate 64, and encircled by Interstate 295 and Virginia State Route 288. Major suburbs include Midlothian to the southwest, Glen Allen to the north and west, Short Pump to the west and Mechanicsville to the northeast. Richmond's economy is primarily driven by law, finance, and government, with federal, state, and local governmental agencies, as well as notable legal and banking firms.

Petersburg is located on the Appomattox River and 23 miles south of Richmond. The city's unique industrial past and its location as a transportation hub combines to create wealth for Virginia and the region. The network of area highways include Interstate Highways 85, 95, and 295, and U.S. highways 1, 301, and 460. 

Travel options in and around the Richmond-Petersburg region include:

The Greater Richmond area is served by the Richmond International Airport located in nearby Sandston. Richmond International is now served by nine airlines with over 200 daily flights providing non-stop service to major destination markets and connecting flights to destinations worldwide. Richmond is a major hub for bus company Greyhound Lines. Discount carrier Megabus also provides curbside service from outside of Main Street Station. Local transit and paratransit bus service in Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield counties is provided by the Greater Richmond Transit Company.

Petersburg is on the CSX and Norfolk Southern rail lines, which host Amtrak services. A regional bus between Petersburg and downtown Richmond is active. Close by is Chesterfield County Airport, and the Dinwiddie County Airport lies a few miles west of the city. Interstate highway I-95 forks with I-85.

Links to recent accidents in the Richmond and Petersburg region:

Richmond and Petersburg car accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg pedestrian accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg motorcycle accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg aircraft accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg bicycle accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg bus accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg train accidents;

Richmond and Petersburg commercial truck accidents.

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in the region, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.

If you know someone who has been injured in a Richmond or Petersburg accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital;

Memorial Regional Medical Center;

St. Francis Medical Center;

Southside Regional Medical Center.

Legal information for accident victims in Richmond and Petersburg

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Richmond or Petersburg, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Richmond or Petersburg injury or fatality accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Virginia personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision caused by negligence, a Virginia wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind.

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Most recent accident reports

Robert Lee White, 42, was killed Tuesday in a UTV accident in the 7600 block of Dalebrook Drive. White was a passenger in the vehicle.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Dalebrook Drive
At about 8:30am, Santos was driving to work and attempting to turn left from Creekpointe Circle onto Old Hundred Road, when his car was struck by a school bus that was driving on Old Hundred Road.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Type: Bus Accident
School Bus
Brown was driving a van containing five other passengers south on I-85 at about 1:15pm, when she veered off of the roadway to the left before overcorrecting, striking a pickup truck, and rolling multiple times before finally landing upside-down.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Alexandri McKinney, 48, from Hackensack, died Wednesday when the car she was riding in crashed on Interstate 95 in Virginia. McKinney was pronounced deceased at a local hospital after the 5 a.m.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Interstate 95
Type: Car Accident
Willie A. Ward, 40, a truck driver, died Monday after pulling over on Interstate 95 to inspect his truck. The incident occured around 1:20 a.m. on October 13 when the driver of a Ford box truck, Paul E.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Interstate 95
Jones was killed at the scene of the crash, and was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 40. Though the tractor trailer was engulfed in flames, the driver managed to escape with non-life threatening injuries.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Route 40
Powell, of Center Cross, died at the scene. Virginia State Troopers are investigating the crash. It is not known at this time if alcohol was a factor.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Virginia State Police were called to a fatal motorcycle accident just before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Route 659
A bicyclist was injured this morning in a collision with a vehicle in northern Henrico County. The Henrico police said the bicyclist was taken to VCU Medical Center, where an update was not immediately available. The collision occurred at 5:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Parham Road
Virginia State Police are investigating a collision between a trooper’s cruiser and a minivan that occurred as the officer was pursuing another vehicle.
Maryland State Police said they were investigating a fatal accident Wednesday morning in Prince George’s County, as officials throughout the area warned drivers to slow down because of icy road conditions caused when Tuesday night’s snow melted and f
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Route 214
A 63-year-old Emporia woman was killed Monday in a single-vehicle crash on Route 622 in Greensville County.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Route 622
Type: Car Accident

Virginia State Police was called to a single-vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Dry Break Road
Type: Car Accident

Virginia State Police are trying to determine what caused a van transporting eight inmates to crash in Caroline county.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Type: Car Accident