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Residents suffer fatal weekend in West Virginia

On Friday, Oct. 25, a serious accident in Berkeley County took the life of a 29-year-old motorcycle rider. Later that night, another accident in Pendleton County took the life of a 52-year-old driver and left another two individuals with serious injuries. Both of these accidents involved a single vehicle.

On Saturday, the fatal injury-causing accidents only continued when two vehicles collided. This accident occurred late at night in Kanawha County and ended the life of a 28-year-old woman.

Drivers only got about 24 hours of reprieve from the fatal accidents before another one occurred early in the morning hours of Monday, Oct. 28. This accident again involved two vehicles, but this time it took the life of a 29-year-old man and a baby that had only lived seven weeks in this world.

West Virginia troopers said that the Monday accident was caused by a woman who lost control of her vehicle. The loss of control led the two cars to collide, causing the fatal injuries. This driver that caused the accident survived the wreck.

The point of this post was not intended to shock our blog's readers by detailing the inordinate amount of fatal auto accidents that occurred over only a four-day span. It is to remind us that car accidents really do happen anywhere, anytime, because there are negligent drivers on the roads.

When we are injured or a loved one is killed at the hands of a negligent driver, it can change a number of lives forever. Filing a personal injury lawsuit is simply a response to a situation that was set in motion by another. It can't erase what happened, but it is a way to help victims and their families get back on track.

Source: Metro News, "Deadly accidents reported throughout West Virginia," Oct. 28, 2013

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