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Personal injury results from impaired driving

In some areas of West Virginia, pedestrians take great chances crossing the road in ideal conditions. Drivers who are not alert for pedestrians place them at risk of personal injury. Recently, the odds were against a 29-year-old man as he was walking along the shoulder of a local road.

It was dark and raining when a 42-year-old driver struck the man walking on the side of the road. The impact threw the pedestrian into the opposite lane of traffic where he lay in the road. An oncoming car struck him a second time. He was taken by ambulance to a local medical center where a helicopter transported him to another facility. He is listed in critical condition.

The second driver claimed he did not see the man in the road because of the weather conditions, and police did not charge him with any offenses. Meanwhile, the first driver blew a .128 on a Breathalyzer. Police also checked the driver's criminal background and found that he had a previous DUI conviction from two years ago. They charged him with second offense DUI causing serious bodily injury.

This accident will certainly change the lives of everyone involved. Most seriously, the victim may have a lifetime of pain from his injuries. Those who suffer from personal injury accidents may face mountains of medical bills and other related expenses. Seeking counsel from a West Virginia attorney may provide them with options for seeking restitution for the financial, physical and emotional struggles that result from the carelessness of another party to a motor vehicle accident.

Source: williamsondailynews.com, "Man in critical condition after being hit by 2 vehicles", Nancy Peyton, Nov. 22, 2017

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