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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
Dozens of people are being treated for injuries and a driver is being held on reckless driving charges after a commercial passenger bus headed from New York to Doraville, Ga. overturned on Interstate 95 in Stafford County this morning.
The van driver who allegedly drove at about 100 miles per hour in an attempt to dodge police before crashing and hurting all seven people in the vehicle was charged Thursday with stealing the van, driving under the influence, and eluding police.
Two Virginia Beach residents were critically injured during a vehicle crash in Greensville County Thursday morning, and one has passed away.
A 64-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a car as he attempted to cross Gallows Road in the Merrifield area Wednesday morning, Fairfax County police said.
Police identified a woman who was struck and killed by a car while jogging along a road in Ashburn as Jaime A. Rowley, 31, of Broadlands.
The driver of a car was cited in a collision that injured two motorcycle riders late Tuesday night.
Police are investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a Washington County Sheriff's Office vehicle.
A 20-year-old York County man was killed Monday night in a head-on crash on Wolf Trap Road, a Virginia State Police spokeswoman said.
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.
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.