A recent crash between a car and a government mower on a busy stretch of interstate highway killed two people. The mid-morning car accident, which set the vehicle on fire, claimed the lives of the West Virginia residents when their SUV collided with a West Virginia Division of Highways mower. A state worker suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital.
The Department of Transportation worker had severe head injuries and lacerations, but was alert at the time he was transported to the hospital. The mower he was working on was was connected to a tractor when the accident happened. The Jackson County Sheriff said the cause of the crash is under investigation. The deceased driver and passenger of the SUV have not been identified.
According to the Sheriff, the SUV was completely totaled and razed by fire and deemed the crash, horrendous. It is indeed horrible when people die or are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. Those injured and the families of loved ones who perish due to the negligence of another likely have grounds for legal recourse.
A West Virginia attorney seasoned in personal injury law can help family members of loved ones who die in a car accident due to the fault of someone else. Monetary compensation won't lessen the pain of loss, but it will help with added expenses such as funeral and burial costs. In the same instance, those who are injured may be entitled to financial relief for things like pain and suffering, loss of income, added medical bills and for the cost of rehabilitation.
Source: wvgazettemail.com, "Two dead after car crashes into DOH mower on I-77", Giuseppe Sabella, Oct. 12, 2017