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Five injured in a two-car crash

After the severity of a major storm passes, increases in traffic have been experienced in West Virginia and major roads in the regions affected in the east coast. Now that there is a calm after the storm, the amount of traffic is significantly increased on some roads, which in turn raises the chances of major car accidents happening. Locals, commuters and delivery truck drivers are in a rush to make up for the time lost during the storm. Negligent and distracted drivers are the perfect recipe for disaster. It is important that all drivers watch their speeds, follow posted traffic signs and signals and avoid distracting activities like texting while driving.

West Virginians and regional commuters experienced traffic and delays recently after a major accident on the highway. The wreck involved two vehicles and injured five people. The accident occurred when the driver of a vehicle failed to yield at a stop sign and drove into the path of a van. The road was filled with first responders and a Med-Evac helicopter was landing directly on the road of the collision in order to transport at least one person that was seriously injured. The road was closed for about an hour while emergency crews tended to the injured and cleared the accident site of any hazards.

The accident remains under investigation and a Reconstructionist has been called to determine the exact cause of the collision and injuries. Those that were injured may have a personal injury suit. Compensation from the claim would assist with any medical bills, lost wages, damages and pain a suffering.

Watching speeds and following posted signs is crucial and could easily prevent accidents from occurring. Drivers should avoid texting while driving and take precautions during high traffic times.

Source: wtrf.com, "Major Accident Injures 5 people in Belmont County," Brenda Danehart, Nov. 5, 2012

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