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Fatal accident in West Virginia kills one and injures another


Whether traveling in a major city or in a small town, incidents can happen at anytime on the roadways in West Virginia. In the morning and evenings, the roads are often filled with vehicles traveling to and from work and school. This often causes heavy traffic and drivers get anxious and frustrated because they need to reach their destination. Whether a driver is speeding, following too close or is distracted because they are on their phone, risky and dangerous habits on the road could lead to a serious accident causing injuries and even death.

A fatal accident occurred in Monongalia County recently. The crash involved a dump truck and a pickup truck and happened around 3 p.m. near the intersection of Summer School Road and Earl Core Road. Police and emergency crews arrived at the accident scene in Sabraton and assessed the scene.

The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the dump truck was injured in the crash but was reported as not serious or critical. It is not clear what caused the crash at this time. Officers are still investigation the crash and no citations have been issued as of yet.

When a person is injured or killed in a crash, a suit could be filed against the liable or negligent driver. Following investigation, fault and liable could be determined. An injured driver could file a personal injury claim or the loved ones of the deceased could file a wrongful death suit on behalf of their loved one. This could result in compensation to cover any resulting bill and damages.

Following a serious or tragic accident, the healing and coping process can be difficult for those affected by the incident. In addition, if the investigation process is taking longer than anticipated, this could cause additional emotional and financial hardships. Even if cause has not been determined, it is important that those affected understand their rights and options and determine if filing for compensation is right for them.

Source: WBOY, "1 Person Dead After Accident in Monongalia County," Krista Baker, Nov. 04, 2013

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