Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bee blamed in U.S. 460 Utility Trailer Accident..

Note: How fast was he going?

Was the trailer overloaded?

Did the trailer have a double axial? Then was it inspected?

Most often... an accident happens when a number of things go wrong to cause an accident.

To blame a Bee.... I just don't know...

Bee blamed in U.S. 460 accident near Lynchburg

By Dave Thompson

Published: July 7, 2009

A bee may have been partially to blame in a wreck that caused a landscaping truck to spill its load of wood on U.S. 460 Tuesday morning, state police said.

Trooper J.B. Murray said the truck’s driver, Luis Enrique Robles Santa Cruz, driving for Concord-based RSG Landscaping & Lawncare, told him a bee got into the truck’s cab around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, as he was driving west on U.S. 460 just east of Mount Athos Road.

Murray said the driver lost control of the pickup truck, causing the utility trailer it was pulling to fishtail and run off the road, spilling its load, and causing the truck to overturn.

Murray said Jason Reynolds, driving a Dodge pickup, slowed his vehicle to avoid the spilled wood, but was struck in the rear by Janelle Lewis, driving a Nissan Altima.

Robles Santa Cruz had a passenger in the truck with him and Lewis had two small children in the car, Murray said, but no one was injured.

Murray said the Altima and the Chevrolet pickup both sustained heavy damage due to the wreck, but damage to the Dodge pickup was minor.

Robles Santa Cruz and Lewis were both charged with reckless driving.

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