The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Congressman Tom Periello was involved in a car accident on Friday evening in Nottoway County, injuring one. According to Virginia State Police, Representative Periello was charged with making an unsafe lane change at around 8:00 pm on Lewiston Plank Road in Nottoway County. Alcohol and speed were not factors in the crash.
Perriello’s 2005 Ford Ranger pick-up truck changed lanes into a Ford Explorer carrying four individuals. One of the passengers was transported by ambulance to Farmville Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
Usually an accident of this sort would not be news, but since it involves a current Congressman, it is. Accidents can happen to anyone, which is why it is wise to not only carry insurance, but to carry enough insurance. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries and no extreme factors of the collision that would cause concern. I am sure that Congressman Perriello is well insured, and his insurance company will resolve any potential property or injury claims.