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Car accident results in 1 death and 3 injuries

One girl was killed and three other people were injured in a recent accident in West Virginia. The car wreck took place on a Monday after 5 p.m. The car accident happened in the area of U.S. 522, according to state authorities.

Police said one Jeep vehicle was going north on the highway. The driver then came to a halt in a left-turn lane. Another car was also going north and tried to pass the Jeep. It then struck a southbound vehicle head-on.

The vehicle that was going north flipped over; three people were inside the car. According to police, a girl in the front seat died at the scene of the accident. The driver and the passenger in the back seat suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital. The person driving the southbound vehicle was also taken to a hospital, authorities said. The Jeep driver left the scene; police said they were trying to track down the Jeep driver.

Charges were pending against the man who was allegedly trying to pass the Jeep and thus caused the head-on crash with the southbound car, police reported. The injured driver of the southbound car may elect to file a personal injury claim in this case. If the plaintiff wins the case, he or she may be awarded monetary damages, which can cover medical treatment and other losses recognized under state laws. Liability needs to be established sufficiently in order for a judge to decide claims in favor of injured car accident victims in West Virginia.

Source: your4state.com, "Girl Dies in Three Car Accident, Police Searching for Driver", Kirstin Garriss, Aug. 19, 2014

Source: your4state.com, "Girl Dies in Three Car Accident, Police Searching for Driver", Kirstin Garriss, Aug. 19, 2014

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