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Speed Cited as Cause of Crash in Moundsville, WV

Speed is listed as the principle cause of a car crash that claimed the lives of two men from Glen Easton, West Virginia (WV)The at-fault driver was reportedly speeding in a 40-mph zone when he lost control of his Pontiac Grand Am and crashed into a Progressive Bank at the corner of Lafayette Ave and Eighth Street. The driver and a passenger died in the wreck.

Police were called to the scene after another passing motorist saw the accident and subsequently ran over debris left behind.

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Police would not speculate how fast the driver was going before crashing, but an investigation is ongoing. It is clear at ths time, however, that the driver was acting unsafely. It’s frustrating to read about fatal accidents that may have been prevented if the at-fault driver had been more cautious and obeyed the posted speed limit. Unfortunately, as this accident illustrates, passengers can lose their lives because a driver in whom they placed their trust was reckless.

Nothing will bring back the innocent victim, but a personal injury lawyer in West Virginia may be able to help family member pursue some semblance of justice through a wrongful death claim. To learn about what damages can be sought in this type of suit, take a look at this page of frequently asked question answered by an experienced wrongful death attorney.

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