Questions raised about safety of some vehicle gear shifters after deadly accident
Questions raised about safety of some vehicle gear shifters after deadly accident A CBS News exclusive shows dramatic video of a deadly accident, which is raising new questions about the safety of some gear shifters linked to allegations of what's known as "unintended rollaway." The victim's family is suing and says this deadly accident was due to the SUV's dial gear shift appearing to be in park when it was not, but the automaker denies those claims and blames operator error. Kris Van Cleave reports.cbsnews.com
Wakeboarding accident reportedly led to death near Smith Mountain Lake
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – A Franklin County official has confirmed that someone died near Smith Mountain Lake on Saturday. The county’s public safety director, Billy Ferguson, said that the fatality happened near the area of Belle Isle Road and believes it was a wakeboarding accident. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ game warden is handling investigation. Stay with 10 News for more on this developing story.
Lanes close due to accident on I-81 in Montgomery County
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. – A tractor-trailer accident near mile marker 124 on I-81 north in Montgomery County causes major backups Sunday evening. According to VDOT, the right lane is back open. The left is currently closed. Backups are about 6 miles. Traffic is being detoured off at exit 118C and onto U.S. 460 to relieve congestion.