In Virginia Beach, the driver of a tractor-trailer that went over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on Thursday afternoon was found. After the driver being rescued by the nearby officials of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, but have died on the way to the hospital due to the severe injuries, according to the Tom Anderson, a CBBT spokesperson.
The driver has been identified by the authority which is Joseph Chen, a 47-year-old from Greenvile, North Carolina. Chen was working as a tractor-trailer driver for Evans Transport which is based out of Washington, North Carolina, and was shipping a truckload of seafood. According to some relatives of Joseph Chen, he is a family man with wife and children, as well as the founder and president of a motorcycle club named Turn-N-Burn Motorcycle Club.
Due to the high wind with a speed of over 40 mph, that takes away Chen’s trailer truck into the water. According to many other truckers who used to cross the bridge few time in a day said, “it is not always a bad driver gets a hit, but the thing is we cannot do anything when we are in the hands of mother nature.”
According to Mr. Dale Bennett, President and CEO of Virginia Trucking Association said, “we take safety very seriously, but mishaps can happen, and it’s not in our hand every time. It is a tragedy for Chen, and our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and fellow employee of Mr. Joseph Chen.”