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Motorcycle accident kills West Virginia woman

Residents in West Virginia may use the warm summer months to take a long car ride, a road trip or head to destinations to enjoy the weather. Motorcyclists often use this time to travel to nearby states or long distances in order to take advantage of the warm weather. Roadways are often seen packed with vehicles route to their vacation destinations, but sometimes motorcyclist can go undetected. This is due to their small size, ability to quickly maneuver between vehicle and risk of being hidden in the bind spots of drivers. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious motorcycle accidents.

A motorcycle-car crash occurred recently in West Portsmouth. The collision happened in the early afternoon, when the driver of a Chevrolet Cavalier failed to yield before turning left onto the roadway where a biker was traveling southbound. The driver of the vehicle subsequently struck the motorcycle.

Emergency crews responded to the accident and assessed the victims. The motorcyclist was found in critical condition and was flown to the hospital where she died the next day. The driver of the Cavalier suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been issued at this time.

A person killed in a crash like this could have a wrongful death claim filed on their behalf by their loved ones. If negligence and liability is determined, compensation could be gained from the responsible party. This could help cover expenses from the accident such as medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages and pain and suffering.

The loss of a loved one can be a tough event to cope with. It is especially difficult when a person is killed in an accident. Understanding options and seeking compensation can help with financial expenses as well as the coping process.

Source:, "Woman dies from motorcycle accident," Frank Lewis, June 11, 2013

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