Teenage Passenger Killed in Marshall County, WV Car Wreck
The driver was operating the Neon erratically and crossed a double yellow line, according to wtov9.com. After leaving his own lane, the at-fault driver saw an oncoming vehicle, swerved and slammed into the oncoming vehicle anyway.
Marshall County Prosecutor Jeff Cramer is still considering filing charges against the at-fault driver. His office is subpoenaing a toxicology report to see if alcohol was involved.
Our deepest condolences go out to the victim's family. Losing someone you love in a sudden accident is a gut-wrenching experience that I wish no one had to suffer through. The situation in this accident is even worse since reports indicate that it may have been avoided if the at-fault driver had been more cautious and responsible before getting behind the wheel of their car.
Our firm has experience handling accidents where a passenger was seriously injured or lost their life. For example, we represented a husband and wife who were hit by a car while operating a motorcycle. The wife suffered multiple fractures to her arm, wrist, tibia, ankle and several bones in her hand. The husband sustained a severe pelvic fracture which was treated with an external fixation device. In addition, he sustained a severe scrotal injury and a dislocated prostate gland. We recognized how serious these injuries were and secured a $1.5 million settlement for the couple during mediation.