What Happened: A news report on wvnstv.com details that a head-on collision between a Chevrolet pick-up truck and another vehicle left one driver dead and two drivers transported to nearby hospitals for their injuries. The crash occurred on Route 92 near the End of Trail campground. After the driver of a Chevrolet pick-up swerved into oncoming traffic, his vehicle collided with another car. The at-fault driver was killed as a result of the accident, while the two victims in the other vehicle were taken to the hospital due to their injuries; one of them had to be flown to Charleston Area Medical Center. There have not yet been any charges filed in the accident, which is still under investigation.
The accident took place here, on Route 92:
Due to the ongoing investigation, it is not clear at this time what caused the accident: was the driver of the pick-up truck drinking, or driving recklessly? We don’t know that information for sure right now; however, we do know that the injured drivers may have grounds to file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company, given the injuries they suffered as a result of the accident.
Head-on collisions are incredibly dangerous; two cars colliding with each other while going in opposite directions usually creates a devastating accident. For instance, a few months ago we reported on a terrible head-on accident near Brunswick County, Virginia, in which five people died. The tragedy of many car accidents, of course, head-on or otherwise, is that they often could have been prevented if the at-fault driver had been more cautious, had not been drinking, or had otherwise operated his or her vehicle more safely.
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, you should consider speaking to a personal injury lawyer, who will know how to help you recover the compensation to which you are legally entitled. The attorneys at our law firm are experienced in handling injury cases in West Virginia, and we are familiar with both the laws surrounding car accidents and the tricks insurance companies will use to attempt to lessen the amount they will have to pay to you.