The defendant, a driver of a dump-truck, was approaching a blind curve in the road near Aldie. He ignored both caution and warning signs and “rumble strips” that should have alerted him and caused him to slow down and to watch for stopped cars before entering the blind curve. The defendant did not heed the warnings and failed to reduce his speed when entering the curve.
After making the curve, the defendant was travelling too fast to respond and stop when he observed a line of stopped traffic ahead of him. In his effort to avoid a crash, the defendant steered into the other lane of the road. Doing so placed the dump-truck on a collision course with a Honda Pilot driven by the plaintiff. [Read more…]