Head-on collisions result in tragedies which change lives and families forever. About ten percent of all fatal road accidents result from head on collisions, and 75% of these occur on rural roads and two lane highways. These are the most dangerous of accidents and often result in very serious injuries. Failure to negotiate a curve in the road is a cause of about a fourth of these wrecks, which is certainly a known hazard in Preston County.
Often speed, distracted driving, and falling asleep are factors in one driver crossing the center line and causing a collision with a second vehicle. These accidents often result in concussions, broken bones, loss of limbs, knee injuries, shoulder and back injuries, and sometime death.
Kingwood, WV: Recently, one person was killed and three others injured in a head-on crash along Veterans Memorial Highway in Preston County. The two-vehicle accident involving a pickup truck and a sedan occurred Tuesday evening around 5 p.m. The two people in the pickup truck were transported to Preston Memorial Hospital.
Elizabeth Renshaw, 83, of Kingwood, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. She was a passenger in the car driven by Thomas Renshaw, Jr., 64, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C. HealthNet was summoned to fly Thomas Renshaw to Ruby Memorial hospital in Morgantown for treatment for his injuries.
The head-on collision involved a Nissan and a Ford F-150. Both people in the Ford, 30-year-old Anthony Runner and 30-year-old Courtlin Hicks, were transported to Preston Memorial Hospital. Their injuries and condition has not been released to the public.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation and it is not yet known why one of the vehicles crossed the center line.
Compensation for Injuries Resulting from West Virginia Accidents
If the accident has been caused by another negligent driver, after seeking medical attention, the next most important thing to do is to seek compensation for your losses. As a victim of a car accident you must ensure that you rights are protected and that you receive the rightful compensation. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and disability. To learn about your legal rights, contact The Robinette Legal Group, PLLC for a free consultation with an attorney.
WV MetroNews, “One Dead, Three Injured in Preston County Crash” Dave Wilson, April 15, 2015.
The Dominion Post, “One Killed In Preston County Crash,” April 15, 2015.