Martinsburg Woman Killed in WV Accident | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

According to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, a woman from Martinsburg, West Virginia (WV) was killed in a car and truck crash on Saturday, January 8th, 2011.

The accident was reported at 9:13 a.m. that morning, and the victim, Kimberly Bail, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 The blue Chevy Cavalier that she was driving southbound collided with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 near the 15.6-mile marker when the former vehicle tried to merge. The victim lost control of the car, which spun onto the roadway and into the path of the truck. It then slid under the under the tractor-trailer and was dragged about 200 yards south of the exit 16 southbound on-ramp.

The one passenger in the Cavalier was treated at City Hospital and released. The driver of the tractor-trailer, which is was owned by MGM Transport Corp. of High Point, N.C., was uninjured. Along with the Berkeley Police, Bedington Fire and Rescue and the Martinsburg Fire Department also responded to the accident.

Ms. Bail was 53 years old and lived at 100 Talbott Ave.

We are truly sorry that such a terrible accident occurred, and offer our condolences to the victim’s loved ones at this time. Tractor-trailers can cause a massive amount of damage in a short amount of time to a smaller car. Those who drive trucks for a living have a special responsibility to do so safely. If you are in WV or VA truck accident, be sure to contact a qualified attorney who can determine if you have a case against the driver, trucking company, or anyone else who may be responsible for the crash.