A multi-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Caroline man yesterday.
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 11400 block of Washington Highway (Route 1) at approximately 2:15 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies learned that the driver of a 2004 Honda Civic and two children (ages 6 and 11) were ejected from their vehicle. Hanover Fire-EMS transported all three to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries.
The driver, Floyd F. Robinson, Jr., 41, of the 6000 block of Jericho Road in Caroline County, later died as a result of his injuries.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Robinson’s vehicle was lawfully stopped in the left southbound lane of Route 1 in order to make a left turn into a business when he was struck in the rear by a 1998 Ford van that was traveling in the same lane. This caused Robinson’s vehicle to spin into the northbound lane at which time all occupants, who were not wearing seatbelts, were ejected from the vehicle onto the northbound side of the roadway.
In an effort to avoid the crash, a third vehicle, a 2013 Ford Fusion, traveling northbound on Route 1 swerved and struck Robinson’s vehicle. This caused a fourth vehicle, a 2007 GMC SUV, to swerve to avoid hitting the 2013 Ford Fusion, which then struck Robinson who was lying in the roadway. Both drivers reported minor injuries but were not transported to a hospital. No other injuries were reported.
The investigation into this crash continues and charges are pending.
“We extend our sincerest condolences to the Robinson family as they attempt to deal with this tragic event,” said Lt. Chris Whitley of the Hanover Sheriff’s Office.