Madison Heights, VA- A local garage owner was killed Monday
after he was struck by a tractor-trailer truck while
working on cleaning up an accident scene.
Claude D. Cash, 60, was called to the scene of
tractor-trailer accident on Virginia 130 to right the overturned vehicle and
tow the wrecked vehicle away. Cash was standing alongside one of his wreckers
when another tractor-trailer truck traveling past the crash scene ran him over.
Cash died on the scene. Emergency vehicles lined the sides
of Virginia 130 as they investigated the accident that killed Cash; both lanes
were closed for hours.
The driver of the tractor-trailer that hit Cash has charges
pending. His identity has not been released, but police said he was from
Cash’s garage has been operating for over 50 years and has a
large base of repeat customers.
Truck accidents often end in serious injury or death.
Sometimes the deceased are the primary breadwinners for their family and the
loss of their loved-one can put an unnecessary financial burden on them. When a
family decides that they want to seek compensation, they are advised to retain
an experienced truck accident attorney.
A truck accident lawyer has the necessary skills and knowledge to assure the injury victims
are awarded a favorable settlement. Because
they specialize in accidents involving large commercial vehicles, truck accident attorneys are qualified
to negotiate with insurance companies or build a strong court case.