4-vehicle accident backs up traffic for miles

4-vehicle accident backs up traffic for miles

A car accident can occur at anytime of the day, on any roadway throughout the country. In some accidents, only one vehicle is involved. In others, multiple vehicles are involved which often leads to longer traffic delays and more injuries.

As a neighboring state, many of our Maryland readers spend time driving in West Virginia. The roadways are similar to those in Maryland, but just the same, an accident can occur at anytime.

At approximately 5:38 a.m. in the morning on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, a four-car accident on Interstate 81 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, led to traffic backing up for miles.

After West Virginia State Police responded to the accident, the highway was closed for more than 30 minutes. One lane eventually reopened at 6:15 a.m., with all three once again opened for traffic by 7:15 a.m.

At 6:15 a.m., two damaged vehicles were located in the exit lane for Exit 14. In the right lane of the highway was a car with its airbags deployed. This vehicle was lodged underneath a flatbed truck.

While it is unknown at this time how many people were injured, as well as the extent of the injuries, at least one ambulance was reported as leaving the scene of the accident.

When multiple vehicles are involved in a highway accident, the chance of injuries and long traffic delays is great. Anybody who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of a third party has the right to seek compensation through a civil court.

Source: Herald-Mail Media, “Four-vehicle accident backs up northbound traffic on I-81 in Martinsburg area” No author given, Nov. 26, 2013

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