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Negligent driver leads to personal injury in West Virginia

Many car accidents occur as a result of one driver's failure to obey a traffic light. With so many people in a hurry to reach their destinations, this has become a common occurrence. While many of these traffic violations are uneventful, there is always the potential for disaster. If someone in West Virginia is hurt in a collision involving a negligent driver, a personal injury claim may be filed against the party believed to have been at fault.

In a recent accident in West Virginia, the driver of a white SUV apparently chose to ignore a red light before making a turn, and the vehicle was hit by an eastbound car. Police report that the eastbound car had a green light when the accident occurred. Both drivers were taken to the hospital shortly after, and both vehicles were badly damaged. Thankfully, no one suffered a fatal injury, though this type of accident may have been avoided altogether.

A lot of time and money is invested in ways to make the roads a safer place to travel. Traffic lights are placed at many intersections to control the flow of traffic and avoid collisions. If a driver chooses to ignore a traffic light, he or she could potentially put the health of others at risk.

It can be difficult to accept suffering an injury in a situation that may have been easily avoided. Since the driver of the SUV apparently ran a red light before the crash, the driver of the eastbound car may seek financial restitution through the civil court system on the grounds of negligence. A person in West Virginia who is injured under similar circumstances may seek the assistance of an attorney for advice on how to proceed with a personal injury claim.

Source: wsaz.com, "Two-vehicle crash sends two to hospital", Andrew Colegrove, Feb. 3, 2017

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