Pictured above: The snowplow involved in the deadly accident
This winter has been especially harsh for the Northeast this year, which for most cities means bringing out more snowplows and personnel. Unfortunately, it can also mean more accidents. Yesterday morning, Fedora M. Henderson, a 31-year-old woman biking to work, was struck by a VDOT snowplow in Glen Allen, Virginia. The VDOT plow driver was clearing snow on the northbound lane on Route 1 when the vehicle collided with Henderson. Bradley W. Stenroos, the driver of the snowplow, was uninjured.
Friends of Henderson say she always rode her bike to work, as it was her only means of transportation. A VDOT spokesperson states that Stenroos was driving safely when the accident occurred but police are still conducting an investigation.
As temperatures continue to decrease and road conditions worsen, it can also unfortunately mean an increase in accidents. It’s important that city personnel and pedestrians alike remain vigilant of their surroundings, especially on icy roads and after heavy snowfall. We urge drivers and bicyclists to take it slow when weather conditions are dangerous and to remain alert and aware of snowplows and other large vehicles while on the road. If you've been injured in these icy conditions due to another driver, you may be able to pursue a legal claim for any physical injuries the accident cuased you. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.
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