The Wheeling News-Register / Intelligencer reports that a large crane truck that was used at a natural gas drilling site overturned around midnight on Wednesday of last week. The accident occurred in southern Marshall County on Burch Ridge when the crane driver — returning the vehicle to Stephenson Equipment of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — allegedly took a turn too sharply, flipped the rig, and blocked the roadway. Because the truck was so large, the West Virginia Division of Highways was forced to close the road for most of the day as crews cleared the accident debris. Local law enforcement arrived at the scene soon after the crash was reported, and thankfully found that neither the driver nor his passenger were injured in the incident.
West Virginians are used to seeing semi-trucks and crane trucks on the highway, but when such large vehicles attempt to maneuver through winding mountain roads, accidents like the one mentioned above can easily occur. The Wolfe Law Firm is happy to hear that no one was injured when the crane truck overturned, but the fact that the road was closed for most of the day afterward showcases how serious such accidents can be. The damage dealt when a large vehicle, like a crane a truck, overturns is massive and the consequences for other cars on the road are severe.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle, you should consult a West Virginia truck accident attorney as soon as you can. There’s no need to deal with your injuries and insurance claims by yourself because a trained lawyer can help you get the medical attention you need and work with you to seek compensation for your injuries. Insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests, so you should have an attorney fighting for your rights and looking out for yours.