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Stafford County Supervisor Jack Cavalier survived being struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 on Sunday night, and remains in Mary Washington Hospital.
"He's lucky to be alive," fellow Stafford Supervisor Paul Milde said Monday.
He visited the 53-year-old Cavalier at the hospital late Sunday. He said Cavalier suffered broken bones and other injuries, which required surgery Sunday night.
Cavalier's Chevrolet Suburban apparently broke down near the Garrisonville exit in North Stafford.
He got out on the shoulder and "that's all he remembered," said Milde, who added that Cavalier seemed OK during their visit, and was coherent and talking about county issues.
The Virginia State Police said the incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. on southbound I-95.
Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the supervisor's Suburban was stopped on the shoulder and that Cavalier got out and was "standing outside his vehicle in the far right, southbound travel lane when he was struck by a southbound tractor-trailer."
She said the driver of the truck, 39-year-old Stacey Glenn, swerved to try to avoid Cavalier and that he stopped after the incident and called authorities.
No charges have been filed. Trooper E.S. Frye continues to investigate the crash.
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