West Virginia Interstate Car and Truck Accident

On June 6, 2013, a West Virginia state highway official said a wreck involving more than 30 vehicles on the Interstate 64 bridge between St. Albans and Nitro was the worst he’d seen in West Virginia in his more than 40-year career.
The chief of emergency operations for the West Virginia Department of Transportation said, "I’ve seen stuff like this in California but never here and I’ve been involved in this for nearly 43 years.
The massive accident involved 34 vehicles. Twenty-two people were injured, including at least nine who were taken to the hospital.
The interstate was closed for several hours following the accident.
In the middle of the bridge, seven or eight vehicles sat undamaged, while cars were piled up in front of and behind them.
Many people involved in the wreck were headed to the Charleston Municipal Auditorium for Winfield High School’s graduation. Buses provided by the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority took them the rest of the way to downtown Charleston.  Ambulances from Kanawha County, Putnam County and the Charleston Fire Department, along with various police agencies and other fire departments responded to the accident.
Highly rated Charleston, West Virginia law firm DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC has a long history of experience successfully representing victims of auto and truck accidents.Highly Rated West Virginia Car and Truck Accident lawyers at DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC can help.

View Attorney Profile

AWARDS

AV Preeminent

RECENT POSTS

  • Antero workers killed
    Posted on July 29, 2013
    Topic: Personal Injury

    Jason Mearns, 37, of Beverly, died Sunday in the burn unit of West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, according to a spokeswoman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office. Last week, worker Tommy Paxton, 45, of Walton, died. He was employed by another of the contract firms, C&R Downhole Drilling, according to OSHA. The other contract ... Read more

  • What is a Contingency Fee?
    Posted on July 23, 2013
    Topic: Personal Injury

    Personal injury When a serious injury is suffered because of an accident or other incident where someone else’s negligence causes the injury, the injury can create serious financial hardships. Hospital and other medical care is expensive and severe injury puts people out of work. The combination of high expenses and no income can lead to ... Read more

  • Truck Accidents Happen in WV
    Posted on September 14, 2011
    Topic: Personal Injury

    Three Ways to Avoid Becoming a VictimIn 2009 in West Virginia, 17 reported accidents involving tractor-trailers became part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System, meaning at least 17 people died in West Virginia because of tractor-trailer collisions.  Thousands more were injured because of collisions with 18-wheelers and other large ... Read more

Sean P. McGinley

Licensed since 1991

Member at firm DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC

AWARDS

AV Preeminent

RECENT POSTS

  • Antero workers killed
    Posted on July 29, 2013
    Topic: Personal Injury

    Jason Mearns, 37, of Beverly, died Sunday in the burn unit of West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, according to a spokeswoman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office. Last week, worker Tommy Paxton, 45, of Walton, died. He was employed by another of the contract firms, C&R Downhole Drilling, according to OSHA. The other contract ... Read more

  • What is a Contingency Fee?
    Posted on July 23, 2013
    Topic: Personal Injury

    Personal injury When a serious injury is suffered because of an accident or other incident where someone else’s negligence causes the injury, the injury can create serious financial hardships. Hospital and other medical care is expensive and severe injury puts people out of work. The combination of high expenses and no income can lead to ... Read more

  • Truck Accidents Happen in WV
    Posted on September 14, 2011
    Topic: Personal Injury

    Three Ways to Avoid Becoming a VictimIn 2009 in West Virginia, 17 reported accidents involving tractor-trailers became part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System, meaning at least 17 people died in West Virginia because of tractor-trailer collisions.  Thousands more were injured because of collisions with 18-wheelers and other large ... Read more