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DUI Arrest Likely in Huntington, W. VA Crash

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WSAZ reports that an arrest is likely after a car driver ran a red light on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, which resulted in a serious crash in Huntington, Virginia (VA).

Huntington Police state that the accident occurred at the intersection of Adams Avenue and 14th Street West, where the car collided with two SUVs. The car's driver was ejected from the vehicle, and two occupants of one SUV had to be freed by Huntington firefighters. Heavy damage was reported on all the vehicles, as well as serious (but non life-threatening) injuries to the victims. The injured were all taken to local hospitals.

The accident happened at approximately 8:30 p.m. A man, who had not been determined to be the driver or passenger of the car that ran the red light, left the scene and was found hiding behind a parked car, police say. Adams Avenue was reopened to traffic just before 10 p.m. that  Wednesday, according to Cabell County 911 dispatchers.

We wish a speedy recovery for the victims of the crash, and hope that the reckless party is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It goes without saying, but if you are at a red light, do not attempt to go through it until it has turned green. Running through yellow lights also carries a certain amount of risk-if you can stop safely at a yellow light, be sure to do so.

Accidents involving SUV's and cars can be especially damaging. If you were hurt in such a crash as a result of someone else's reckless driving, contact a qualified law firm as soon as possible.

IW

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