Earlier this week, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported on a single-car accident that occurred in Bluefield, West Virginia. According to news reports, the young man driving a sedan jumped the curb onto the sidewalk on North Street and crashed into a utility pole. The vehicle was going fast enough on impact to break the utility pole in half, flip over, and roll over seventy feet more before finally coming to rest. Unfortunately, the driver of the car was killed in the wreck and one passenger is in critical condition at a hospital in Charleston. A second passenger escaped the incident without suffering any potentially fatal injuries. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the accident.
All of us here at the Wolfe Law Firm are extremely saddened by the news of another fatal accident on West Virginia's roadways. We hope for a speedy recovery for the two passengers, and are thankful that no other vehicles were involved in the crash. This latest accident is just one more reminder of the terrible consequences that flow from an automobile accident. In such instances, the victims may have wrongful death or personal injury claims, and only a West Virginia car accident lawyer can educate you on the validity of your legal rights. An experienced attorney can help get you, the victim, the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve.