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Seven Students Injured in Jackson County School Bus Crash on Route 21

Seven students suffered minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for examination after a rear-end crash involving two Jackson County school buses on Thursday, Oct. 27, around 7 a.m. on Route 21. The buses were transporting a total of 50 students. According… Read More

Teenage Driving Fatalities Up for First Time in Almost a Decade

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released a study revealing that the number of deaths from traffic accidents involving teenage drivers has increased for the first time in nearly 10 years.   GHSA researchers analyzed traffic fatality… Read More

High Speed Limits Causing More Fatal Accidents

Speed limits have gradually increased across the country in the past two decades. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute reports that this increase has cost the U.S. 33,000 lives. In fact, in just 2013, there were… Read More

West Virginia Officials Stressing Motorcycle Safety this Month

As the weather begins to warm up in West Virginia, locals and state law enforcement want to stress the importance of motorcycle safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which deems May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month,… Read More

Textalyzer Could Reduce Texting and Driving Accidents

New technology is currently in development that could make it easier for police officers to enforce the ban on texting while driving that already exists in 46 states. The Textalyzer is a device that would give authorities the ability to connect to the… Read More

April Marks National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

No matter which U.S. streets or highways you travel on, there are likely to be numerous distracted drivers sharing the roadways with you. In 2014, more than 3,175 deaths occurred as a result of driver distraction. For the month of April, West Virginia… Read More

Department of Transportation Report Shows Spike in Traffic Fatalities

According to a 2015 traffic report compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the number of traffic fatalities on the nation’s roadways increased dramatically in 2015, despite deaths declining in previous years.   The recent increase… Read More

Traffic Fatalities Decline in 2014 but Rise in 2015

Traffic deaths dropped to a record low in 2014, with only 32,675 lives lost. Despite this decline, projections for car accident fatalities in 2015 are not as promising. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic-related… Read More

Thanksgiving Weekend Brings Deadly Car Accidents to Charleston Area

A string of deadly Thanksgiving auto accidents plagued Kanawha County this past weekend, as thousands of motorists took to the roadways for the busiest holiday travel weekend of the year.   According to local reports from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s… Read More

Stewart Bell, PLLC Wants You to Be Safe This Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again when friends and family gather around the table for delicious food, good company and maybe even a little football. It’s also the time of year for congested highways, delayed flights and car accidents. According to the American… Read More

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