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Motor vehicle accidents: Crash involving garbage truck kills 1

A 35-year-old man has died in a recent accident involving a garbage truck in West Virginia. Due to the substantial increases in size and weight, motor vehicle accidents involving similar vehicles run a higher risk of turning dangerous, or even fatal. Losing a loved one in a collision can be a traumatic experience, and such an incident could leave surviving family members in search of guidance on their options for pursuing legal recourse.

The accident is said to have occurred just after 6 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. According to reports, the man was driving north on a local highway when a nearby garbage truck suddenly collided with his vehicle while attempting to navigate a turn. Law enforcement agents suggest that the forks on the truck struck the side of the man's vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter.

Authorities have advised that an investigation into the accident is currently underway. However, no further details were provided as to what might have caused the crash to occur. Those who operate vehicles such as garbage trucks must use caution when attempting to navigate a turn in traffic, as the weight of these vehicles makes them much more difficult to maneuver.

Families who lose someone close in motor vehicle accidents may wish to exercise their rights to pursue restitution in civil court, but the process can be intimidating. Those who experience such loss could benefit from consulting with an attorney for guidance on the next steps to take. An attorney can examine the incident and assist a client in West Virginia in pursuing compensation through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.

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