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Motor vehicle accidents: Man struck by suspected drunk driver

For pedestrians, reacting quickly enough to avoid a fast-moving vehicle can be nearly impossible at times. Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians can have disastrous results and the chances a similar incident will take place may increase substantially if impairment is a factor. A pedestrian was airlifted to a medical facility after being struck by a suspected drunk driver during a recent collision in West Virginia.

The accident reportedly occurred as the pedestrian was out walking at around 10:30 p.m. on a recent Tuesday. According to law enforcement agents, the man was struck by a nearby vehicle soon thereafter. Upon arriving at the scene of the crash, authorities found the man to be unresponsive, and he was subsequently airlifted to a hospital for treatment of an apparent head injury.

Although the driver of the vehicle did not remain at the scene, police advised that his wife drove him back to the location soon thereafter. While speaking with the man, police claim he was exhibiting signs of impairment. Field sobriety tests were administered and he was taken into custody on suspicion of impairment and is facing charges for DUI causing serious injury.

Suffering serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents involving an impaired driver can be a disastrous experience. Those who suffer harm due to such negligence may wish to exercise their rights to pursue accountability through the civil justice system, but they might need assistance in navigating the process. A personal injury attorney can evaluate the incident and assist a person in West Virginia in pursuing the full amount of restitution deserved through a claim against the party deemed culpable.

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