Charges Expected Against Teenager Who Caused t. Albans, WV Wreck
The accident occurred on Hughes Creek Road when the 18-year-old driver of a Ford F-150 failed to stop at a stop sign and hit a 1997 Monte Carlo driven by a 17-year-old from Cedar Grove. The at-fault driver had an 18-year-old and her child in his pickup.
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According to the Charleston Gazette, all four people involved in the accident were transported to CAMC General Hospital, where they were treated for head, neck and back injuries.
The driver of the pickup reportedly told authorities he had been drinking vodka prior to the car accident. As a result of the crash, he is facing likely charges for having no insurance, holding an improper vehicle registration, driving with a suspended license and driving while under the influence of alcohol.
The injured victims should consider contacting a personal injury lawyer in West Virginia to discuss their legal options. Since the allegedly at-fault driver has no insurance, the victims should talk to their lawyers about filing a claim against their own policies in order to get compensated through the uninsured motorist portion of their coverage.
To learn more about uninsured motorist coverage, check out this consumer report written by a West Virginia personal injury attorney.