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WV I-64 Crash in Work Zone Causes Serious Injuries

Work zone signs around West Virginia road intended to protect workers

Dunbar, WV — Two people, including an employee of the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH), were injured in a work zone accident on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. The crash occurred on Interstate 64 near Dunbar, West Virginia.

The accident occurred when a vehicle crashed into a DOH dump truck. The authorities transported both drivers to the hospital following the accident. The DOH dump truck driver was released after obtaining treatment. However, the accident caused the other vehicle’s driver to suffer several broken bones and other injuries.

The accident occurred even though the Dunbar, West Virginia work zone was clearly marked with traffic cones and sign boards. Following the accident, The West Virginia Department of Highways urged drivers to pay attention while passing through work zones, remain cognizant of signs and other safety devices, and refrain from cell phone use.

Work Zone Crashes in West Virginia

Unfortunately, work zone crashes are common in West Virginia. In 2022, there were approximately 800 crashes in West Virginia work zones, resulting in eight deaths and 276 injuries. There are several common causes of work zone crashes, including:

  • Poorly placed signs
  • Improperly placed barricades
  • Broken barricades
  • Missing barricades
  • Road debris
  • Aggressive driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Road rage
  • Distracted driving
  • Road grade changes
  • Inaccurate caution warnings and signs
  • Broken message signs
  • Decreased visibility

Free Consultation with a Top Rated West Virginia Work Zone Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident or have suffered a work injury, our experienced West Virginia work injury attorneys are here to help. Located in Charleston, West Virginia, West Law Firm serves clients throughout the state and country. We handle our accident and work injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t owe us anything unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Please contact us at 1-877-943-WEST (9378) or here to schedule a free initial consultation.

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