Three WV Teens Killed in Head-on Collision with Fire Truck

Due to the sheer physics involved in head-on collisions, the resulting injuries are typically severe and catastrophic. All too often, head-on collisions result in fatal injuries.  Tragically, such was the case in January 2014 when three, 16-year-old teenagers were killed in a violent crash with a fire truck on a Saturday night in Hancock County, W.Va., in the state’s northern panhandle.  The three firefighters were treated at the hospital and released.  I have been seated across the table with families far too many times as they are experiencing the greatest sorrow of their lives.  “If only…” is everyone’s recurring thought.

Sheriff’s officials said the fire truck was traveling north on State Route 8 near Tomlinson Run State Park, responding to a call about a chimney fire at about 9 p.m., when a southbound vehicle pulled into the northbound lane in an attempt to pass another vehicle. The driver was unable to return to the southbound lane and collided with the fire truck from the New Manchester VFD.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision caused by another driver’s negligence, it is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.  At Robinette Legal Group, we are dedicated to helping injured people and their families recover compensation for the losses they have suffered. We are prepared to handle the most complex cases involving serious injuries and wrongful death.Beside_Still_Waters_-_Covers_3D

We have the skill and resources to handle cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. If you have been seriously injured, an experienced car accident lawyer will carefully assess the full extent of the damage and how it will affect you today and in the future.

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Harrison County Head On Collision

healthnet helicopterFive people were injured on September 10, 2013 in a head-on collision in Harrison County.  One man was flown to the hospital and three others were taken to United Hospital Center by ambulance.  The fifth man drove himself to the hospital.  The site of the accident near the intersection of Routes 18 and 19 near Hepzibah, WV.

West Virginia State Police said a man was driving towards Clarksburg at about 6:00 p.m. when a Ford Escape crossed the center line and struck a minivan head-on.  The man driving a Chrysler Town & County minivan attempted to prevent the accident, according to police.

HealthNet landed at the Gore Transitional School to transport the victim. HealthNet flew a male passenger, who was in the Ford Escape, to Ruby Memorial Hospital, according to state police.  His name and condition are not being released at this time.

All three who were in the Ford Escape were taken by Harrison County EMS ambulance to United Hospital Center.  Their present health conditions are unknown.

Police say drugs or alcohol were not factors in the crash, but other charges are pending.

A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Advice for Medical Treatment after a Car Accident

As the victims of this car/van accident wisely realized, it is critical to seek prompt and appropriate medical treatment after a collision. Following the initial treatment, don’t allow any interruption in your treatment without a good reason until fully recovered.

Keep in mind that if you intend to file an insurance claim to recover for your medical expenses, lost wages, and future expenses related to the accident, if you skip appointments or fail to follow through with prescribed treatments, the insurance company and their defense lawyers will argue that you must have felt that you were fully recovered from your injuries and had no need of continued treatment or compensation.

Additionally, much of the work that was done by insurance adjusters to evaluate claims in the past is now done by computers. If the required documentation is not entered into the computer in language and codes the program understands, the program will not properly evaluate your injury and may deny the compensation due to you. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will know how to present the medical evidence the computers are designed to recognize.

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Jeff Robinette