December 16, 2011 – Cedar Grove, W.Va. – Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies are continuing to investigate the details of a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on Wednesday, December 14.
According to a report from WCHS 8 Eyewitness News, the accident occurred on Route 60, near Hughes Creek. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s department received a call around 1 a.m. from a driver who reported that he believed he had struck a pedestrian.
When emergency crews arrived at the scene they found the body of a woman lying in the road. Her name hasn’t been released as the investigation is still pending.
Remote roads, poor lighting, and late night conditions are some of the common factors that can lead to a fatal pedestrian accident. When up against a vehicle, pedestrians have very little protection and often suffer critical or fatal injuries. If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, speak to a West Virginia accident attorney to learn about your rights to filing a wrongful death claim.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 356 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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