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Fiery Accident Kills Three in West Virginia

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According to the associated press, a fiery motor vehicle accident in Williamstown, West Virginia (WV), is under investigation by police after the accident between a tanker truck and a car killed three people, including a Solon mother and daughter.

The WV traffic accident occurred on an Interstate 77 bridge over the Ohio River. A tanker carrying liquid nitrogen caught on fire after rear-ending a 1999 Saab at approximately 8:15 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011. According to police, the tanker's driver saw the car sitting idle on the bridge and swerved to miss it. Unfortunately, the driver of the tank was unsuccessful, and the all three people in car were killed, including a mother and daughter. The driver of the tanker was uninjured.

No nitrogen was released from the tanker, but the bridge was closed following the W. VA accident, and traffic had to be rerouted.

Although we are thankful this terrible accident was not worse, the lives of three people have been lost. West Virginia truck accidents that occur when vehicles carry deadly cargo need to be handled very carefully.

For example, take a look at what can happen in a car and truck accident pileup:



In situations such as these, it is crucial to seek the advice of qualified WV accident attorneys. You may be able to make a wrongful death claim over the tragic loss of your loved ones. Seek out representation that offers a free consultation. The last thing you should be worried about right now is the cost of legal advice. Focus on coping with the accident, and let your West Virginia auto accident attorneys do the rest.

IW



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