VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – All westbound lanes of I-264 near Rosemont Road were blocked late Friday morning after a car struck a VDOT vehicle.
This was the third crash on local highways involving a VDOT Safety Service Patrol vehicle in less than 12 hours.
WAVY News 10 traffic reporter Madison Glassman just happened to be covering a story with Virginia State Police about the Move Over Law when they came upon the crash around 10:30 a.m. Friday.
According to police, the driver of the car that hit the VDOT vehicle did not follow the Slow Down/Move Over Law.
Police say the driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries and the VDOT worker has minor injuries.
This is the third accident involving a VDOT vehicle within 12 hours after another VDOT worker was struck by a car in Chesapeake around 11 o’clock Thursday night.
According to VDOT spokesperson Brittany McBride Nichols, the third accident happened around 3 a.m. Friday on I-664 in Hampton near Aberdeen exit.
VDOT issued a reminder Friday afternoon urging drivers to “move over” for first responders.
To learn more about the safe driving practices and Virginia’s “Move It” / “Move Over” laws, visit this link: https://www.virginiadot.org/travel/move_it_move_over.asp
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