The severe injury or death of a child is a parent's worst nightmare. Parents in West Virginia may be interested to learn about five wrongful death cases recently reported in the media. They each resulted from accidents surrounding the use of a "baby recliner" manufactured by a children's product development company.
It is important that every driver in West Virginia follow the rules of the road. When drivers neglect to follow those rules and fail to exercise care when they drive, accidents happen. One driver apparently failed to follow the rules of the road, and it led to a three car accident.
When people in West Virginia think of ambulances at accident scenes, they don't often consider that the ambulance was part of the accident. Emergency personnel are typically the ones who come to the rescue of everyone else. However, there are occasions when they find themselves needing help because they have been involved in an auto accident.
Police agencies in the northern panhandle of West Virginia are once again conducting their "holiday blitz" in an effort to deter drinking and driving. The operation is conducted in an effort to catch drunk drivers before they cause a serious car wreck, injuring themselves or other people. In addition to sobriety check points, there will be extra officers on the road paid for by a grant. Free cab rides are offered for anyone living within a 10 mile radius of the place they have been drinking.
When parents put their children on the school bus, they have every confidence that their child will return home safe and sound. Unfortunately, while that is true in most circumstances, accidents can happen. A West Virginia girl was injured in a car accident recently as she was getting off of the school bus.
Playing football is always a tricky prospect since the possibility of injury is always there. When a player is injured and not able to play, most West Virginia football fans expect that the player was injured while playing football. It is less often that a player is sidelined for injuries they received in a car accident.
Driving above the speed limit may not seem like a big deal, but it certainly can be. Knowing how to control a vehicle at high speeds takes specialized training that the average West Virginia driver doesn't receive. Speed limits are there to help prevent a car accident by letting a driver know what the top speed a vehicle can safely travel a road.
Riding a motorcycle on the West Virginia roads can be both fun and beautiful. The fresh mountain air can be liberating and give a rider a sense of freedom. However, that freedom can come with a price. Injuries from a motorcycle accident may be more severe than if the rider had been in a car.
For many people in West Virginia, driving is second nature. Most people drive the same roads day in and day out and come to know every curve and bump. This familiarity may be helpful, but it can also lead to a car accident. Being familiar with the road can cause some people to let their attentions wander, and that is when mistakes can happen.
Look left, then right, then left again before crossing the street. This has always been good advice for pedestrians. They are among the most vulnerable users of the roadways in the country after all, including in West Virginia. Every time pedestrian steps onto a surface shared by vehicles, whether it is a highway, street or parking lot, the possibility of being involved in a pedestrian-versus-car accident increases.