Two people suffered serious injuries after a tractor-trailer collided with a Nissan Frontier pickup truck head-on Monday, July 26, 2010. The crash happened on U.S. 522 in Morgan County, West Virginia. According to the Herald-Mail newspaper, the accident occurred around 1:30pm after Hal Gamble drove his passenger truck across the center line into the path of a tractor-trailer hauling lumber.
The reasons for the crash are unknown at this point. Morgan County Sheriff officials reported that Hal Price and his wife, Suzie Price, had to be extricated from their mangled vehicle by rescue workers. Mr. Gamble was conscious but suffered severe injuries, as did his wife. Both victims are in their 60s. After being airlifted to Washington County Hospital, both Hal and Suzie Gamble were listed in serious but stable condition on Tuesday. The driver of the semi truck, Matt Price, was uninjured in the crash.
All too often, passengers and drivers who collide with tractor-trailers in West Virginia don’t make it out of collisions like this one. That’s why exercising proper defensive driving techniques and safety procedures is absolutely critical on the roads in West Virginia. This is true of both passenger vehicle drivers as well as truck drivers.
If you have been involved in a tractor-trailer accident through no fault of your own, you have rights. Contact a reliable tractor-trailer accident attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve. Similarly, an attorney can also help you recover damages for the wrongful death of a spouse or loved one.