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Car Accidents Archives

Driving in West Virginia: Dangerous and deadly

There is no doubt about it: West Virginia is a dangerous state to drive in. As of late November, 242 people had been killed in car crashes in the state. Our accident fatality rate is higher than the national rate and in states that surround West Virginia.

The dangerous side of holiday cheer

December has arrived, which means in West Virginia that people are preparing for holiday get-togethers with friends and family. We hope that everyone who will attend holiday parties and consume alcohol will do so responsibly and help to ensure that all of us can get home safely to enjoy this special time of year.

A familiar story that should never have to be told

Though we here in Huntington are far from where a heartbreaking wreck occurred, we know that similarly senseless tragedies happen far too often on our own city's streets. The story begins with a little girl: sweet, passionate, tender-hearted, her friends and family say. The familiar tale continues with a 26-year-old Chicago area man who had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana; he was feeling good and driving fast. Their lives intersected on an October night a little more than a year ago.

West Virginia truck crash kills woman, critically injures another

It is a more than six-hour drive from Huntington to the small West Virginia town of Middleway. The Jefferson County site was where two women were driving east on W.Va. 51 one recent morning. Approaching from the west was a dump truck with a bad tire.

Trucker charged in crash that kills one, injures 17

It can all be part of a normal truck driver's work day to make the 7-hour-and-change drive south from Huntington to Lawrenceville, Georgia. The Atlanta suburb was recently the site of a fiery, 8-vehicle tractor-trailer crash that resulted in a fatality and injuries to more than a dozen people.

Drunken ATV driver accused in fatal West Virginia highway crash

It's just an hour's drive southeast of Huntington to Lincoln County, West Virginia. That is where a 48-year-old man was recently simultaneously released from a hospital and taken into custody by law enforcement officials.

West Virginia Public Radio looks at safety, self-driving cars, insurance

The image of the self-driving SUV lying on its side went viral last week. The Uber vehicle had been in a in a collision with a car that was trying to make a left turn in an intersection. The impact had knocked the Volvo onto its side, creating a cringe-worthy image for the PR-conscious ride-share company struggling to get its autonomous fleet of SUVs approved.

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