Showing posts with label Accident. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Accident. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Accident With Fatality On 17 North and Providence, Gloucester, VA

An accident with a fatality occurred about 8:00 PM on December 15th, 2015 on route 17 north and Providence Road in Gloucester.  As we understand the situation having talked to several witnesses, a vehicle broke down around the Gloucester County garage on 17 and was blocking traffic to some extent.  A young man and woman stopped to help move the broken down vehicle off the highway and over to a safe area.  The vehicle that was broken down as identified by witnesses is a red car that appears to be a Honda Civic.

The vehicle that was broken down is pictured above.  As we understand what happened is that a man who helped move the vehicle to safety started running across the highway again and was struck by an oncoming pickup truck as it was explained to us.  Below is a slideshow of pictures.  This tide up traffic both North bound and South bound for hours making it very difficult for people to get to their destinations.

I was assaulted by two firefighters in front of a witness while getting these photos which is a Virginia violation, Virginia Code 18.2-57(a).  Two men from one of the firefighters crew came up to two of us who were standing off to the side of the road, in no way interfering with the duties of any of the emergency workers.  A first amendment violation, an attempted suppression of news, and a Federal Violation 42 USC 1983, Civil Rights violation against me.  They threatened to take my property, told me that they did not want me to take any pictures and told me that I had to go back home, wherever that was.  I feared violence from these two men.

Above is a picture of the two men in question before they approached me in front of a witness.  The picture is lousy and it is not easy to identify these two men.  I can not identify them and have no idea who they are.

This above picture is a better view of one of the two men who assaulted me just as he and his partner walked over to me.  As you can see from the picture, I was on the side of the road and no where near the accident and in no way could be interfering with them doing their job.  I was the only one told to leave the area.  The witness next to me was not asked to leave and was not harassed or assaulted.

This should not be viewed as a negative against the brave firefighters here in Gloucester County.  We have the utmost respect for the hard work these folks do.  It is a shame that two have stepped outside of the scope of their duties to try and bully and assault me for no apparent reason.

  We have a short video clip showing the accident scene.  We do not have the name of the victim and even if we did, could not publish it until released by the Sheriff's office.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Accident On 17 North, Hayes May 15th, 2015: Man Hit While Riding Bicycle

An accident on route 17 North Bound occurred on Friday afternoon, May 15th, 2015.  A man was riding his bicycle along the shoulder of the highway.  From what we have been able to learn he was trying to avoid debris along the shoulder when he accidently pulled out in front of traffic getting hit.  Luckily as we understand it, the man hit on the bicycle did not sustain any life threatening injuries.  The accident happened just across the street from the Tidewater Motel.

  Sheriff's deputies responded along with local paramedics and one State Police officer.  The man's bike was going to be left standing against a telephone pole along the highway but good neighbors have moved it across the street and put it into storage inside a commercial building located at 3682 B George Washington Memorial hwy.  Next door to the Tidewater Motel.  The bicycle is still in very good shape except the seat was destroyed by the accident.  The owner of the bicycle can pick up the bicycle anytime by visiting the location listed above.

  The driver of the vehicle that hit the bicycle is not identified as it was one of those very unfortunate accidents that from what we have learned, was not the drivers fault.  The vehicle did sustain some damage to the front end.

It proved to be a bad day for two people.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

One Killed In Gloucester, VA Accident Saturday Morning, Oct,. 12th, 2013

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - A driver is facing a long list of charges following a deadly accident Saturday in Gloucester.

State Police said a pickup truck was headed north on Low Ground Road when it ran off the right side, into a ditch, and then hit a tree. It happened just after 9:30 a.m., less than a mile south of Zack Road.

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The passenger in the truck, identified as 29-year-old Richard Gibson III, was killed.

State Police have not released the name of the driver, who was charged with reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and failure to maintain control of a vehicle.  Link back to original story on WAVY TV10 News website.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mathews Man Dies In Single-Vehicle Wreck

MATHEWS — A Mathews man died Saturday afternoon after the truck he was driving veered off the road and careened into a utility pole.
Michael James Diggs, 22, was driving a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup eastbound on Route 198 just west of the intersection with Hookemfair Road at about 4:50 p.m. when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, said Sgt. Greg Mathias of the Virginia State Police. Diggs over corrected and ran off the left side of the road before the vehicle overturned and struck a utility pole.
Diggs was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, Mathias said. He was not wearing a seat belt.
A passenger, Jeremy Stephen Forrest, 20, of Mathews, was transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, Mathias said. Forrest was believed to be wearing a seat belt, he said.

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