An automobile accident involving two vehicles occurred this morning on Interstate 79 near Enmoore, West Virginia. WBOY reports that a minivan heading south on I-79 swerved across the median and hit a pick-up truck in the northbound lane. One individual in the minivan was killed in the crash and the other van passenger was airlifted to a hospital in Morgantown for treatment. Fortunately, the driver of the truck sustained only minor injuries and did not immediately go to the hospital after the arrival of local firefighters and emergency medical services. West Virginia State Police are currently investigating the accident, as the cause of the wreck is still unknown.
Car accidents occur frequently enough on West Virginia’s roads that most people know someone who has been in a wreck of some kind. While fender benders are common, many car crashes cause major vehicular damage and grave injuries to the people involved. Such injuries require expensive medical treatment and may result in a chronic condition. These damages are costly and the prospect of dealing with the insurance companies to get compensated for your losses is intimidating. After any automobile wreck, you should consult a West Virginia auto accident attorney, as they can help ensure that your interests are served. A seasoned lawyer can inform you of your rights, help negotiate and obtain fair compensation for your injuries, and guide you through the insurance claim process.