Cabell County residents are familiar with accidents on the local roads, but when a car and a tractor trailer collide there’s still a twinge of fear for everyone involved. These car accidents can be very serious and the outcome is not always a positive one.
On Jan. 15, a car and a truck collided, resulting in the car being wedged underneath the truck. The passengers in the car had to be extricated from the vehicle. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The conditions are unknown at this time. The accident took place near mile marker 54 in the westbound lane.
The accident is still under investigation, so it is not immediately known who was at fault or how the accident occurred. In situations such as this, an investigative team will collect as much evidence from the accident site as possible, examine all vehicles involved in the accident and attempt to recreate the accident. Investigators will also speak to everyone available that was involved in the accident, along with anyone who might have witnessed it. Once this information has been gathered, the investigators should be able to determine the cause and if anyone was actually at fault.
Though the information about this accident is still unclear, what is clear is that anyone who is a victim of such an accident has a right to seek compensation for their injuries and losses to personal property. Speaking with an experienced legal professional can help a victim of an accident determine the best course of action for their particular situation, and help craft the best possible outcome.
Source: WOWK TV, “Vehicle accident in South Charleston, WV causes road closures” Lucas Hannon, Jan. 15, 2014