A West Virginia man has been killed by a dump truck. The Fairview man was on private property when the dump truck accident occurred. Another Fairview man was driving a Mack dump truck that was apparently owned by Yost and Yost Pipe Company.
Having a designated driver when out drinking is supposed to ensure that everyone gets home safe. Of course, that assumes that the designated driver doesn't end up having a car accident. One designated driver in northern West Virginia has been charged with negligent homicide in connection with a pickup truck accident that killed his friend.
West Virginia Police investigate hundreds, if not thousands, of accidents every year. After awhile, police may begin to consider most accidents routine. However, every once in awhile, a perplexing car accident happens that leaves authorities baffled.
Police investigations into accidents are important not only for filing criminal charges or handing out traffic tickets, but also for uncovering important evidence for use in subsequent civil actions. When West Virginia authorities determine the cause of an accident, the facts on which that conclusion is based may play an important role in assigning liability for the accident in resulting wrongful death or personal injury claims. Authorities are currently investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in late September.