One man recently died in a vehicle crash in West Virginia. The car accident happened on a recent Monday evening. The man who passed away in the two-vehicle collision was 61 years old.
According to police, the man was riding in the car being driven by a woman, 50. Around 7:10, the woman was attempting to pull onto West Virginia 2. All of a sudden, her vehicle was struck by an oncoming automobile.
It is believed that fog was a causal factor in the accident, as the fog was extremely thick when the crash happened; the driver apparently failed to see the oncoming car when she decided to pull out. The woman received a citation for failing to yield the right of way. There were no other reports of injuries in the wreck.
The woman who received the citation may also face a civil liability suit in this car accident case. This is because the family members of the man who died in the accident may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit against her, seeking damages that — if achieved — may help to cover burial costs, the loss of support and other losses linked to the accident. Proof of the citation may be presented in civil court in an attempt to establish liability in such a case; liability needs to be established to the court’s satisfaction before damage claims can be determined. No amount of monetary compensation can bring a deceased loved one back, but it may help the surviving loved ones to experience a sense of closure.
Source: wsaz.com, “UPDATE: Name released in fatal Mason County crash“, Andrew Colegrove, Dec. 8, 2015