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Driver Killed in I-77 Tractor-Trailer Crash

Young Man Killed in I-77 Truck Crash in West Virginia   A 20-year-old man died when a tractor-trailer struck the car he was driving on November 18 along Interstate 77 near Sissonville, the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office and several news outlets report.   According to a news release, the truck accident was reported at 8:45...

Category: Car Accidents

Dangers of Fatigued Driving

Driver fatigue is a problem that the trucking industry has been dealing with for many years. When truck drivers violate hours-of-service regulations, either on their own initiative or after being pressured into doing so by their trucking company employer, countless lives are put at risk. This is a potential hazard that people traveling along West...

Category: Car Accidents

One Way to Prevent Drunk Driving in West Virginia: Hold Bars Accountable

Drunk driving accidents are a serious issue in West Virginia. According to the most recent figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 27 percent of our state's traffic fatalities in a recent year involved a driver with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or above. Survey, Stats Show Limits of Law Enforcement, Public...

Category: Car Accidents

West Virginia Authorities Continue to Enforce Distracted Driving Laws

Over the past several years, safety advocates, lawmakers, and law enforcement across the nation have been working to reduce the number of preventable traffic accidents caused by distracted driving. In West Virginia, a statewide texting while driving ban took effect in July 2012. The following year, another distracted driving law passed, making it a primary...

Woman Killed In Fatal Crash Due to Distracted Driving, Investigators Say

In late April, a woman driving southbound on Business 85 in High Point was killed after her vehicle crossed the median and collided head-on into a truck. According to investigators, it is believed that the woman was using Facebook seconds before the crash occurred. Investigators were informed of Facebook posts the victim made around the...

Category: Car Accidents

Texting While Driving Kills More Teens Than Drinking While Driving

A recent study from the Cohen Children's Medical Center, in New York, has confirmed what we already feared; texting while driving kills more teens each year than drinking and driving. With the explosion of mobile technology - some of you may be reading this on your smartphones right now - has also come an explosion...

Driving In Wet Conditions | Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC

Yesterday a car flipped over on I-64 East, in Charleston. //www.wvgazette.com/Multimedia/topmedia/201305060138 Luckily, no one was hurt in this wreck, but the potential for injury was great. The police attribute slick roads to the accident. Accidents like these happened on a daily basis. People tend to get complacent driving and "out-drive"the conditions. People speed or don't...

West Virginia Moves to Ban Google Glass Before it's Released

Google Glass, which is the newest product in the works for Google, is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format. Google Glass is already facing certain legal restrictions, however, and lawmakers in West Virginia are preparing a bill that would prohibit "using a wearable computer with head...


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