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Car Accidents Archives

Pinpointing the reason for the increase in roadway fatalities

Most people have their own opinions of which state has the worst drivers. For example, if you're from the Midwest, you probably think East Coast drivers are terrible, while East Coast drivers probably wonder why everyone else can't drive right in a snowstorm.

Kanawha County crash involved 2 cars and a bus

A car accident in Kanawha, West Virginia, snarled traffic and closed down some lanes after a bus and a pair of cars all collided. When the Metro dispatch was asked about the wreck, since a KRT bus was involved, they not only confirmed the crash but said that it happened right before five o'clock -- meaning it caused a logjam in traffic right around rush hour.

4-vehicle accident invovling semi sends 2 to hospital

Interstate travel is faster and likely safer than travel on two-lane roads. However, when accidents occur on interstates, they often involve multiple vehicles of all different types. In a recent crash on I-64 in Kanawha County, a four-vehicle accident involved a semi pulling an excavator, a pickup towing a car and a car.

Do you know how to handle a car accident?

Imagine this scenario: You're driving down the road in a cautious manner. And then something happens. Another driver makes a mistake and you're suddenly involved in a car accident. Regardless of the details surrounding the accident, there are a few key steps you need to take.

Unsafe roadways: When car accident liability is hard to identify

Sometimes the cause of a car accident is relatively easy to determine. Another driver may have caused the crash because of alcohol consumption or negligent driving. Other times, car accidents seem to happen out of nowhere, making it difficult to determine liability. These kinds of accidents can occur on all types of West Virginia roadways and may involve a single vehicle or multiple vehicles. If no obvious explanation exists, it just might be the road itself that caused the accident.

Arrest follows fatal car wreck in West Virginia

The potential dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol are well-publicized in an attempt to deter such behavior. Unfortunately, drivers in West Virginia and across the country continue to drive after consuming such substances, often causing serious injuries to the innocent people with whom they come into contact. For example, police believe the driver they say caused a fatal car wreck was under the influence at the time.

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