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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Motor vehicle accidents and the dangers of distracted driving

With an ever-increasing amount of traffic on West Virginia roads, many drivers may face a variety of potential hazards nearly every day. While motor vehicle accidents can take place under a multiple circumstances, some causes tend to be more prevalent than others. With the harm that can come from just a moment of inattention, one of the most dangerous scenarios drivers might face is the likelihood of encountering a distracted driver.

Motor vehicle accidents: 6-year-old boy suffers severe injuries

Being involved in a serious collision can take a toll on the life of an individual. Those who suffer serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents may experience a need to undergo long-term or permanent treatment, and along with any physical or emotional trauma, the financial ramifications of a similar incident can be severe. A recent accident that took place in West Virginia has left a 6-year-old boy with life-threatening injuries.

Motor vehicle accidents: Collision kills 1, injures 2

A recent head-on collision that took place in West Virginia has claimed the life a one person and left two others with serious injuries. Motor vehicle accidents of this nature can occur under a variety of scenarios and can prove to be some of the most catastrophic of incidents. Individuals who suffer serious harm in such incidents due to the negligent actions of another driver may wish to pursue restitution, but they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance.

Motor vehicle accidents: Pedestrian remains in critical condition

While walking to and from a destination at night can be dangerous, this isn't the only time a pedestrian might face a potential hazard. Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians can be disastrous, and even in daylight, a person's safety can be placed in jeopardy if the driver of a vehicle isn't paying attention or fails to adhere to traffic laws. A recent collision in West Virginia has reportedly left a 20-year-old college student in critical condition.

Motor vehicle accidents: Man dies after being struck by 2 cars

The untimely death of an influential figure can be felt not only by his or her surviving family members, but also by all members of the community. Such a loss can occur in the blink of an eye and under a variety of circumstances, one of the more prevalent being fatal motor vehicle accidents. A community in West Virginia is mourning the loss of an 86-year-old man who was reportedly struck by two separate cars while walking to church.

Motor vehicle accidents: Child hit by car while boarding the bus

For many kids in West Virginia and elsewhere, riding the bus is not only a way to get to school, but also a means for making friends. Since kids often get on and off a bus unattended, these vehicles are equipped with lights and indicators to inform other vehicles to stop and allow passage. Unfortunately, these indicators aren't always obeyed, and motor vehicle accidents that take place under similar circumstances can end in disaster.

Inclement weather increases risk of motor vehicle accidents

With prevalent concerns such as drunk and distracted driving, many individuals in West Virginia and elsewhere may feel there is trouble all around while out on the road. However, these may not be the only hazards a driver will have to face, especially during winter months. Inclement weather can have a significant impact on a person's ability to safely operate a vehicle, and many have suffered serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents due to another party's failure to adjust his or her driving behavior accordingly.

Motor vehicle accidents: 2 injured, 1 dead after head-on crash

There are a multitude of circumstances in which a driver may cross into the wrong lane of traffic. Motor vehicle accidents that occur under similar circumstances run the risk of ending in catastrophe, potentially leaving many victims to suffer in a situation that was nearly impossible to avoid. A recent accident that took place under similar circumstances has left two individuals with injuries, and claimed the life of another in West Virginia.

Motor vehicle accidents: Chain reaction collision injures 3

When a vehicle strikes another with enough force, the initial impact could start a chain-reaction spanning across all lanes of traffic. Motor vehicle accidents that occur under similar circumstances can be devastating, potentially placing the safety of everyone involved in harm's way. A recent accident involving multiple vehicles in West Virginia has left three individuals with injuries.

Motor vehicle accidents: Reckless driver injures two

Many individuals may find it challenging to react in time to avoid collision when coming in contact with a reckless driver. Those who exhibit such negligence may place everyone nearby in danger in the process, and motor vehicle accidents that occur under similar circumstances run the risk of ending in disaster. A recent accident involving a seemingly reckless driver has injured two and claimed the life of another in West Virginia.

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