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Massive Accident on West Virginia Bridge Injures Over Twenty Motorists

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What Happened: A rainy evening saw a huge car accident take place on the Nitro-St. Albans Bridge in Nitro, West Virginia (WV), according to wvgazette.com. The enormous accident involved 34 vehicles and injured twenty-two motorists and passengers, with nine of them being transported to a local hospital for their injuries. An emergency responder claimed it was the worst accident he had seen in West Virginia. The bridge was closed for several hours following the pile-up; emergency responders were on hand to provide food, water and transportation off the blocked bridge, as many motorists were on their way to a local high school graduation. 

 

The multi-car accident took place on the Nitro-St. Albans Bridge, pictured here:

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Multi-car crashes are often terrible affairs, and it is incredibly fortunate that nobody died in this one. A few months ago there was a terrible pileup in Virginia involving nearly 100 cars that killed three people. While the exact cause of the bridge accident reported above is unclear at this time, we know that weather conditions were unfavorable at the time, so it may have been that a motorist or several motorists were operating their cars irresponsibly given the rain and water on the bridge; as one responder mentioned, many tractor-trailer operators do not drive their trucks safely in such conditions. 

 

If you’ve been injured in an accident in which another driver was at fault, you should consider speaking to a personal injury attorney; an injury lawyer is best-suited to help fight for your rights to compensation for medical costs, loss of wages, and other forms of redress. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience working injury cases in West Virginia (WV), and are familiar with the laws and regulations concerning crashes and accidents.

 

There are many other types of injury claims aside from car accidents; if you or a loved one has suffered abuse in a West Virginia, you should contact an injury attorney; a nursing home is one of the last places in which we should expect abuse or injury to occur, but it does happen, and it is important to secure justice in such cases. 

 

You can also click here to read an article about drunk driving cases in West Virginia. 

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