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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
A man was killed and three other people were injured in a head-on collision in Pittsylvania County Wednesday.
Julio Francisco Alvarez Martinez, 22, of Axton, died in the crash around 5 p.m. on Route 41 south of Route 750.
A woman who stopped to help a 79-year-old man who was hit by a vehicle Wednesday night was taken to a local hospital after she herself was struck by a different vehicle.
A man was airlifted to a local hospital after an accident in Carrollton Tuesday night that also injured a teen passenger.
A fatal vehicle crash in Windsor claimed the life of a woman Tuesday afternoon.
A VDOT contract worker was killed when a dump truck struck him in Loudoun County.
An Alexandria man was killed in a traffic crash Tuesday night after his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and eventually collided with an electric utility pole, authorities said.
A woman was injured during an auto-pedestrian collision in Newport News Tuesday evening.
A woman was hit by a pickup truck around 6: 30 p.m. after walking into the street in the 6100 block of Jefferson Avenue.