A Tractor-trailer on WV Turnpike Causes Accident Injuries & Delays
Posted on behalf of Stewart Bell, PLLC on Jan 30, 2014 in Personal Injury
The icy roads in Charleston WV caused a tractor-trailer truck carrying a large generator with an over-sized load on its flatbed to roll over and then spill its load on the cold West Virginia Turnpike Tuesday morning near the Kanawha City exit in Charleston, as reported by a local dispatcher in the WV Parkways Authority Turnpike Operations Center. The accident was reported around 8:30am that sent entrapment and emergency crews rushing to the accident scene.
The truck driver is reported to have suffered minor injuries from the accident and was transported to our Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital. One southbound lane was closed from the time of the semi-truck wreck until about 10:15 a.m. while another adjacent southbound lane was closed until about 3:30 p.m. After investigators surveyed the accident scene, a crane company had to be called to the crash site to clear all debris from the area for passing motorist.
Overloaded tractor-trailers can cause serious accidents on our roadways, especially in the harsh winter weather conditions that make these roads so dangerous. If you have been involved in a truck accident on the Charleston highways and been injured due to the negligence of other drivers and severe road conditions, please call Stewart Bell, PLLC for a free consultation at 1-844-700-4900 today. Trucking accident injuries can often have long-term effects on the injured and we work hard for you seeking the maximum compensation you deserve.