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Charlottesville, Virginia – A university town and county seat with a growing population and the traffic to match

Located along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,475. It is the county seat of Albemarle County, which surrounds the city. It is named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the queen consort of the United Kingdom. Charlottesville is a town steeped in history and culture. Of the eight U.S. presidents who came from Virginia, two — Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe — were from Charlottesville, and two more came from neighboring counties. Central Virginia was a major battlefield during the Civil and Revolutionary Wars. Charlottesville is the home of the University of Virginia, founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson.

The climate of Charlottesville keeps the roadways wet year round

Charlottesville has a four-season humid subtropical climate, with all months being well-watered, though the period from May to September is the wettest. Winters are somewhat cool, with a January average of 35.9 °F, and highs frequently reach 50 °F. Summers are hot and humid, with July averaging 77.2 °F and the high exceeding 90 °F on 33 or more days per year. Snowfall is highly variable from year to year but is normally light and does not remain on the ground for long.

The major roadways in Charlottesville include:

I-64 is a four-lane interstate leading to Charlottesville from east and west. Traffic on US-29 north of town can be slow or dense at rush hour and around special events in Charlottesville, but speeds below 25mph are rare.

Travel options to Charlottesville include:

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport - This airport is approximately 10 miles from downtown, so a rental car, taxi, or hotel courtesy shuttle is required. It is often more economical to fly into Washington Dulles or Richmond. Richmond is 80 miles away and Dulles is over 100 miles away. Amtrak - Charlottesville is on the Cardinal, Crescent, and Northeast Regional routes. The station is on West Main Street, about halfway between the Downtown Mall and the University. Greyhound - The bus station is on West Main Street, about two blocks east of the Amtrak station. To get up-to-date road information in Charlottesville, go to the Virginia DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Charlottesville, go to

Links to recent accidents in the Charlottesville area:

Charlottesville car accidents;

Charlottesville pedestrian accidents;

Charlottesville motorcycle accidents;

Charlottesville train accidents;

Charlottesville commercial truck accidents.

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

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

University of Virginia Health System;

Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Charlottesville legal information for accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Charlottesville, 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?

When someone is seriously injured or killed in an accident, it is important to get help from an experienced personal injury attorney. A good accident lawyer works with injured folks to get financial compensation for accidents and injuries. Learn more about:

Where to find legal assistance after a Charlottesville injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind.

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14 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

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Most recent accident reports

Jerry Colgate was walking on Elliott Avenue early Sunday morning when he was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle. Colgate was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center and is now in a medically induced coma.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Elliott Avenue
Back seat passenger Dana Shifflett, 22, is dead and four others are seriously injured after an accident on Amicus Road in Greene County, Virginia.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Amicus Road
Only one person was injured in the two-car collision.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Driver was taken to the hospital. Investigators are uncertain how long it will take to contain the oil spill.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Louisa Road
Fuel Spill

A 72-year-old woman from South Carolina was killed Tuesday in a three-vehicle crash at the northbound entrance to the 495 Express Lanes on the Capital Beltway in Springfield, Virginia state police said.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Capital Beltway
Type: Car Accident

An 84-year-old man has died after slipping on ice outside his home and being accidentally run over by his wife.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Hooes Road

Police said they have charged a 20-year-old Springfield woman with involuntary manslaughter after a fatal crash early Sunday.

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Rolling Road
Type: Car Accident

An Amtrak train is on its way to Boston again after it struck a vehicle in rural Virginia that police said attempted to drive around a crossing bar, destroying the car and injuring the driver.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal accident late Saturday that claimed two lives on Interstate 95’s northbound HOV lanes in Springfield, a police spokeswoman said Sunday. Two people were killed when their four-door vehicle ran off the

Friday, December 6, 2013

Washington & Lee University says a traffic accident has killed one student and injured nine others. A university spokesman says in a statement posted on the school's website that Kelsey Durkin of New Canaan died in a single-vehicle accident Tu

Monday, December 2, 2013

A man convicted of participating in a street race wreck that killed another man will spend a year in prison. Thomas Appleton received a 10-year sentence Wednesday in Albemarle Circuit Court.