Two people were killed and a third was critically injured after a car made a left turn on a red light in Prince William County early Sunday morning.
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Commonwealth of Virginia – The Cradle of America with a unique history and climate
Nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as a former dominion of the English Crown, and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, the Commonwealth of Virginia is the cradle of American civilization. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2014 is more than 8.3 million.
To accommodate the residents and visitors alike, the major roadways are in heavy usage:
The major roadways are as follows: I-64: Interstate 64 runs east–west through the middle of the state from West Virginia to the Hampton Roads region, a total of 298 miles. I-66: I-66 runs in an east–west direction. Its western terminus is in Middletown, Virginia, at an interchange with Interstate 81; its eastern terminus is in Washington, D.C. I-77: I-77 is a north–south highway along the U.S. Route 52 corridor, serving Hillsville, Wytheville, and Bland. I-81: I-81 is an 855-mile long highway. In the U.S. state of Virginia, I-81 runs for 324.92 miles. It stretches from the Tennessee state line near Bristol to the West Virginia state line near Winchester. I-95: Interstate 95 runs 179 miles between its borders with Maryland and North Carolina. The Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Transportation provides a high-quality site with road conditions, maps, videos, and traffic cameras.
The climate of Virginia is diverse and contributes to the challenges of driving safely across the region
Few states have a more diverse climate than that of Virginia. The state has five different climate regions: the Tidewater, Piedmont, Northern Virginia, Western Mountain, and Southwestern Mountain regions. The Atlantic Ocean and its river of warm water, commonly called the Gulf Stream, play a dominant role in differentiating Virginia's precipitation climate. Go to the University of Virginia Climatology Office site to learn more.
In Accident Data Center, Virginia is divided into the following regions:
What to do after a serious injury accident in Virginia
When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Virginia, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a Virginia personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.
Most recent accident reports
Virginia State Police say an 18-year-old Virginia Beach woman was killed in a car crash on I-64 East Saturday night near Armistead Avenue in Hampton.
A man has died after being hit by a vehicle along Warwick Boulevard early Friday morning.
A spokeswoman with the Newport News Police Department said the crash occurred just before 2:30 a.m. The driver, 29-year-old Kegan Michael Bilger of Newport News, called police after the incident.
Two Virginia drivers were charged with DUI after their vehicles crashed near Tall Cedars Parkway and Loudoun County Parkway Wednesday morning.
D.C. man driving his SUV on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway in Virginia on Wednesday has been charged in a crash that involved a jackknifed tractor-trailer and shutdown the roadway for two hours.
A 50-year-old Isle of Wight County man was killed Friday morning in a head-on collision on Route 258, a Virginia State Police spokeswoman said.
A train was involved in a crash in Chesapeake Friday afternoon.
The Chesapeake Police Department stated that the crash occurred at West Military Highway and Snowden Street.
A Newport News police officer was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after being involved in a motorcycle accident, a spokeswoman said.
Two women received minor injuries in a tractor trailer accident Wednesday morning on Route 58.
A vehicle overturned in the 1800 block of Beal Drive around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Cpl. Mary Shackelford with the Hampton Police Division.
Virginia State Police was called to a single-vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality Wednesday morning.
A vehicle has crashed into a building at a Norfolk car dealership Tuesday morning.
The crash occurred at Checkered Flag Honda located at 6541 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. around 10 a.m., according to the Norfolk Police Department.
A bicyclist has died after a collision with a vehicle on the Eastern Shore Tuesday morning.
Just before 11:30 a.m., troopers were dispatched to a vehicle crash on Route 718 in Onancock involving a bicyclist, according to a spokesperson with Virginia State Police.