Curbing West Virginia Motorcycle Accidents

Q: How can motorcycle accidents be reduced? Almost Heaven. Ever since the late John Denver penned the lyrics capturing the majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River, locals and tourists have enjoyed traveling our country roads…and our highways. And they've used pretty much every mode of transportation to do...
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Most Common Construction Site Safety Violations

The construction industry plays a prominent role in the lives of many who live in West Virginia. Construction is hard work, valuable work, and also very dangerous work. Construction sites need to make serious efforts to comply with safety regulations to help prevent injury to workers from occurring. When a construction...
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Christmas Travel

AAA is, once again, predicating higher-than-usual travel rates this Holiday Season. If you plan on hitting the road, anticipate heavier traffic and allow yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. You can help prevent causing a car accident this Holiday Season by: Avoiding all forms of distraction including cellphones, on-board entertainment systems, and GPS ...
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Another Accident on I-64 in Raleigh County

A truck accident turned fatal for the driver of a pickup near mile-marker 136 on I-64 in Raleigh County on Tuesday. The pickup rear-ended a semi, resulting in fatal injury to the driver of the smaller vehicle. The name of the victim has not yet been released by the Raleigh County Sherriff’s Department and...
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Serious Injuries in I-80 Car Accident

A two-car accident on I-80 in McDowell County, near Iaeger has left the driver and passenger of one of the vehicles in critical condition. Initial reports stated this was a fatal car accident, but the McDowell County Sheriff’s office has attributed that misunderstanding to a communications error. More information about this car accident is...
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Bus Accident in Sophia

Around 2:25pm on October 15th, an SUV ran a stop sign and slammed into a school bus in Sophia, West Virginia. There were no deaths, but several school children required hospitalization following the accident. As of yet, police have not identified what prompted the driver of the SUV to ignore the stop sign, an action...
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A Reduction in Mine Safety Violations

According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the number of mine operators who chronically violate safety regulations has dropped sharply in the past few years. During inspections, mines that pose that largest safety risks are placed on the government’s Patterns of Violations list. In 2010, 51 mine operators were placed on that list....
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Fatal I-77 Motorcycle Accident

A Mercer County man is dead following a motorcycle accident that occurred inside Big Walker Mountain Tunnel in Bland County on Sunday, September 21st. According to police, the accident occurred when northbound traffic came to a sudden and unexpected stop inside of the tunnel. The victim, a 47-year-old man from Bluefield, was unable to stop...
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Child Passenger Safety Week

September 14th marks the start of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Child Passenger Safety Week. This week is designed to provide needed information to parents and others who drive with children about the best ways to keep children safe while in a vehicle. The NHTSA reports that car accidents are the leading cause of...
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