Truck Crashes and is Left Hanging off Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel in Newport News, VA

By John Cooper, Newport News Trucking Accident Injury Attorney

This was the dramatic scene on the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel this morning as a tractor trailer crashed, caught fire and was left hanging off the bridge.

A truck hangs off the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge

Sgt. Michelle Anaya of Virginia State Police described a “single vehicle accident on the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel that has all southbound and northbound lanes shut down.”

She added:  “A tractor trailer lost control and struck the bridge, the truck has caught fire and the cab of the truck is hanging over the bridge.”

The driver was reported to be trapped. As an experienced Newport News truck injury lawyer, I hope the driver is not seriously injured.

Fortunately, no other vehicles were involved in this crash, which demonstrates the huge potential for danger and death when big rigs wreck.

It’s not clear why this tractor trailer crashed. Our Virginia trucking accident attorneys will post more details when they are disclosed.

The Norfolk, VA based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley with client meeting locations in Virginia Beach and Hampton, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or see


About Cooper Hurley Law

Experienced personal injury attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley are the partners of the Cooper Hurley Law Firm. The firm has offices in Virginia Beach and Norfolk and works only with personal injury clients, be it victims of car, truck or motorcycle crashes, injured railroad workers or patients who have been hurt by doctors.
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