West Virginia drivers may be interested in some information on what to do when they are involved in a car accident. There may be additional steps to take when they are not at fault.
Spinal cord injuries are often incurred by people in West Virginia who have been involved in car accidents. After sustaining a spinal cord injury in a car accident, a victim's chances of dying prematurely are significantly greater than that of people who have not had such an injury.
A report from the Insurance Information Institute sheds new light on the hazards of being a motorcyclist across the country. According to the report, motorcycle fatalities were down 6.4 percent in 2013 from the 2012 total. Quoting a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, the III report says another 784 riders might have lived if they had worn helmets, which are mandatory in West Virginia.
Accidents with large trucks are as common on the roads of West Virginia as they are in the rest of America. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records statistics on the number of fatalities that occur every year as a result of accidents involving large commercial vehicles, and they indicate that the danger is real and increasing.
According to West Virginia State Police, a 44-year-old man was killed in a crash while riding his motorcycle on U.S. 11 around 11:43 p.m. on Sept. 4. The Bunker Hill resident was riding a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle northbound on the road, also known as Winchester Avenue, when it collided with the front driver's side of a Nissan Versa. As reported by police, he was pronounced dead at the scene.