MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) - A disappointing ending in court for a Mechanicsville man who was nearly impaled on a tree branch while driving on Interstate 295.
David Dalton's car was struck by a spear-like tree limb through the windshield. Dalton says he could have died that day when a branch flew off the back of a tree service truck.
State Police charged a truck driver after our investigation last year, but the case was dismissed in Hanover Circuit Court.
Tony Jenkins, owner of E-Z Flow Land and Tree Service, was charged with failure to secure his load. Jenkins was a no-show in General District Court and was found guilty, but he appealed it and won. The judge said there was no proof the limb came off Jenkins' truck.