A woman driving on I-66 West in Fairfax County on July 1 sustained life-threatening injuries when a tractor-trailer's tire and wheel assembly collided with her vehicle. The tractor-trailer drove away, leaving the victim's family still searching for the truck and its driver.
The driver sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of the collision and remains in the ICU, according to Sarah Ayers of Whittingham Law.
The family requests that anyone with information about the black tractor-trailer with a missing tire and full wheel assembly come forward so to help identify the vehicle and/or the driver.
"We are looking for any witnesses, or drivers with knowledge of an accident that occurred on July 1st, 2022, at approximately 1:34 p.m. on I-66 in Fairfax, Virginia, when a tire and full wheel assembly came off a black tractor-trailer," said Sarah Ayers of Whittingham Law. "The tire and full wheel assembly struck the windshield of a vehicle traveling westbound on I-66 causing a catastrophic collision."
On July 2, the Virginia State Police detailed the accident as follows.
At approximately 1:34 p.m. on July 1, a black 2015 Nissan Murano was entering I-66 east from Stringfellow Road in Fair Lakes community when it was struck by a wheel hub and tire assembly lost from a tractor-trailer traveling west on I-66,
"The tractor-trailer continued west on I-66 and, despite a search of the area, was not located," said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.
The female driver of the Nissan was transported to INOVA Hospital in Reston for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The Virginia State Police asked for the public's help in identifying the tractor-trailer at that time.
"VSP is looking for a tractor-trailer that lost a wheel hub and tire assembly while traveling west on I-66 in Fairfax County Friday. Anyone with info and/or may have witnessed the crash is encouraged to call VSP by dialing #77 or 703-803-0026 or emailing email@example.com."
Since the tractor-trailer has not yet been located, the family, through its attorney, is also asking for witnesses, or anyone with information, to contact them.
"If anyone has any information concerning the accident, driver or owners of a black tractor-trailer, please contact attorney, John Whittington at 703-257-5668 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org," said Ayers. “Any assistance the public can provide is greatly appreciated."
Readers are invited to contact both parties. The investigation continues.
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