Many West Virginia residents may not consider the fact that they could be seeing a family member for the last time when he or she gets in a car. Unfortunately, that is the risk that everyone takes whenever they travel in a vehicle. Car accidents happen on a regular basis, and anyone could potentially be a victim. In the case of a fatal event, families will suddenly find themselves struggling to handle the loss.
It was reported that a recent crash took place on the West Virginia Turnpike that claimed the life of one person. The incident only involved one vehicle, and the report stated that the driver of the vehicle lost control before veering from the southbound lanes and into the northbound lanes of the turnpike. The car did not collide with any other vehicles, but it did strike a rock wall.
The incident caused a passenger in that vehicle to suffer fatal injuries. That person was declared deceased at the accident site. The driver was transported to the hospital, but the injuries he or she suffered were not detailed in the report. The deceased victim's name, age and other identifying information were also not disclosed.
Car accidents affect the lives of many people, even of those who were not directly involved. The family of this West Virginia victim are undoubtedly shocked and dismayed by this tragedy. The hardships that they will likely have to contend with in the aftermath of the incident may prove overwhelming, and they may wonder whether they could seek restitution for any resulting damages. In order to help them make that determination, they should reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney for an analysis of their claim and representation during any ensuing legal proceedings.
Source: wvnews.com, "One fatality, one injured in single car crash on West Virginia Turnpike", Matt Samples, April 25, 2018