A sad and horribly tragic beginning to a new school year: Five young people in two vehicles were involved in a fatal head-on collision on Fairmont Road just outside of Morgantown near the intersection with Sugar Grove Road on Sunday, August 17, 2014. At least two of those injured or killed in this wreck were Monongalia County teens from UHS (one a recent graduate and the other still a student). Due to the sheer physics involved in head-on collisions, the resulting injuries are typically severe and catastrophic. As a Morgantown car accident attorney, I have counseled many in such times of grief and realize that for each person killed, parents, siblings, spouses, teachers, colleagues, and friends find their lives forever changed by what has happened.
As parents of teens, we are all too aware that car accidents are the leading cause of teenage deaths. The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. Statistics do nothing to console, but it is important to remember you are not alone, and should not have to go through this without help.
The Robinette Legal Group, PLLC: Experienced, compassionate help for the hurting. Questions? Call today 304-594-1800 or after hours, 304-216-6695.