What Happened: According to local authorities and as reported by herald-mail.com, two drivers collided at the intersection of Route 9 and Cattail Run Road in Charles Town, West Virginia. The driver behind the wheel of a Dodge van had to be airlifted to a nearby medical center for her injuries after emergency responders removed the vehicle’s door to get her out. The other driver was taken by ambulance to another hospital. According to the fire chief who responded to the accident, motorists on Route 9 have the right-of-way, while those on Cattail Road must obey a stop sign. At the time of this posting, authorities were unsure who was at fault in the crash.

Here is the location of the accident:

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The West Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective: Many accidents occur at intersections; confusions over right-of-way, traffic lights and more can cause car wrecks that are injurious and even fatal. The US Department of Transportation performed a study that estimated upwards of 40 percent of all crashes happened at or in an intersection, with nearly all of those accidents being attributable to driver error. While it’s unclear right now what caused the crash above, or who was at fault, we know that one of the drivers may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit, depending on how the accident transpired.

Potentially Helpful Info: If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to speak with a personal injury lawyer to determine your rights to compensation. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience working with personal injury claimants in West Virginia; click here for information on our WV injury firm.

We’ve handled personal injury claims for many different types of car wrecks and accidents; for instance, drunk driving is an incredibly dangerous behavior that causes countless wrecks and takes far too many lives every year. Our personal injury attorneys have published an article that takes a look at the drunk driving statutes of West Virginia, to read it, follow this link. 

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