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Six-car pileup in West Virginia injures several

Residents of West Virginia often witness heavy traffic during the early morning and evening commutes to and from work. It is during these times that drivers are in a rush to get to their final destination. This could lead to dangerous driving behaviors or distractions. If a driver is speeding or is on their phone, they could lose control of the vehicle. This could result in a collision with not only one vehicle but could also involve several vehicles around the initial crash.

Authorities in West Virginia were dispatched to the scene of a multi-vehicle car accident that occurred near the West Virginia - Ohio state line. The accident occurred in the afternoon on Interstate 70 going westbound. Preliminary reports indicated that six vehicles were involved in the pileup.

Police arrived at the scene of the crash shortly before 5 p.m. Several victims involved in the accident were transported to the hospital for medical treatment. Reports did not indicate their current condition or how many people were injured in the collision.

Details surrounding the crash were not reported at this time. It is not clear what caused the crash and whether one or multiple drivers were at fault. Once investigation is completed, cause and liability can be attributed. A negligent driver or drivers could be liable for the injuries and damages in the accident they caused. A party injured by another's negligence has the right to file a personal injury suit. This could provide them with compensation to cover expenses such as medical bills and lost wages.

When a serious multi-vehicle accident occurs, those affected could suffer serious injuries and severe damages. It is important that they establish whether they have a cause of action so they can take the proper steps to receive compensation and alleviate financial hardships associated with the accident.

Source: WTRF, "Six Cars Involved in I-70 Accident in Wheeling," Laurie Conway, April 19, 2014

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