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Fatal pedestrian accident with a pickup truck

Investigation is a necessary step in the accident process. After a serious or even fatal car accident, authorities seek to find the cause. In some cases, police are able to attribute liability to an involved party. Such a finding of negligent could be due to a reckless or distracted decision made behind the wheel. Severe collisions that result in a fatality usually require a significant amount of time to fully investigate not only the accident but also the cause of death to the victim. Exploring the details involved in an automobile crash can be a lengthy process but could assist in attributing cause and liability in the incident.

At around 8:38 a.m., authorities were dispatched to an accident in Berkeley County recently. Police were informed that a Ford F-150 truck struck a man. The man hit in this incident was a driver of a waste company. At the time of the collision, the man had exited his vehicle. The pickup truck was traveling southbound when it hit the man while he was outside of his vehicle. When emergency crews arrived, they assessed the man's injuries. He was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Further detail surrounding the events of this incident have not be released at the time of this report. The investigation is ongoing for this fatal pedestrian accident. Although authorities have estimated the cause of the incident, the details into the accident have not been determined at this time. The loved ones of a person killed in an accident like this might have a wrongful death claim. Compensation from the suit would go towards medical bills funeral costs, lost wages, damages and pain and suffering.

The death of a loved one can be a tragic experience for the friends and family of a person killed in an automobile accident. The investigation process can be lengthy, and the family could endure huge financial burdens while authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the accident.

Source: wfmd.com, "Fatal Pedestrian Accident In Berkeley County, WV," March 7, 2013

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