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Potential drunk driving car accident under investigation

A serious car accident that was potentially related to drunk driving is under investigation by West Virginia law enforcement. This particular motor vehicle collision left two people injured, requiring treatment at local hospitals. The car accident involved only one vehicle and occurred along Hinkle Lake Road in the Bridgeport area.

The truck was traveling along Hinkle Lake Road when the driver reportedly veered off the road and hit an embankment. The impact of the collision was severe enough to inflict serious injuries on the passenger. A medical helicopter had to transport the passenger to Ruby Memorial Hospital for medical treatment, but the extent and nature of the injuries was not specified.

According to West Virginia law enforcement, it is believed that alcohol may have played a role in the accident. When a driver is drunk, it greatly increases the chances of a car accident. Intoxicated driving affects the driver's abilities to think clearly behind the wheel and places the driver, passenger and other motorists in danger. Authorities generally try to confirm intoxication with a chemical test, and a driver who causes an accident because of intoxicated driving could be criminally held liable for damages sustained.

Because this car accident resulted in the injury of the passenger, the victim could consider filing a civil suit against the driver. A personal injury claim can sometimes be the best way to recoup losses sustained for an accident caused by another person's negligence or reckless behavior. A financial settlement would go toward covering medical expenses from the accident. This route is not necessarily applicable in every case, but victims always have the right to explore their legal options.

Source: wboy.com, "2 Transported to Hospitals in Bridgeport Crash", Marisa Matyola, Aug. 13, 2014

Source: wboy.com, "2 Transported to Hospitals in Bridgeport Crash", Marisa Matyola, Aug. 13, 2014

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