According to officials, a motorcycle operated by Pamela Bell, of Salem, was travelling on the roadway when an SUV swerved across the center line. The SUV and the motorcycle collided head on.
Bellwas killed in the accident. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The female driver of the SUV was injured in the accident and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital. She is said to be in serious condition. The identity of the SUV’s driver has not yet been released.
Nothing has been said on whether or not charges will be filed in relation to this accident.
A 2-vehicle car collision often times has evidence of negligence that can show who was at fault. If this is the case for you, it is important you obtain as much evidence as you can and show it to you attorney so he or she can evaluate your case and determine if you have a legitimate claim worth pursuing.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2010 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 315 fatalities as a result of car accidents in West Virginia.
In an effort to raise awareness of common factors in serious and fatal car accidents in West Virginia, our firm routinely publishes news items about traffic crashes in our region.
Common West Virginia accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car crashes;
- tractor-trailer accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- distracted driver crashes.
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