Virginia Beach Car Accident Lawyers Report – Wrong Way Crash Claims Two lives in West Virginia (WV)

By John Cooper, Virginia Beach Car Accident Injury Lawyer

Wrong way accidents are as inexplicable as they are potentially deadly.  In a recent crash on Interstate 64 in Huntington, West Virginia (WV) police say a motorist driving the wrong way up an exit ramp, caused a double fatal wreck.


As experienced Virginia Beach auto accident attorneys, we see a number of wrong way crashes.

The West Virginia accident occurred on March 9, 2012. Police said a pickup truck driving the wrong way up the exit ramp at around 3:30 a.m. hit an SUV that was carrying a family of five.

The driver and a passenger in the pickup truck were killed on the I-64, Metro News reported.

The road was closed for eight hours following the double fatal wreck westbound near the West 17th Street exit.

When a driver is going the wrong way he or she is clearly at fault. In some cases fatigue may have a role to play or the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol. Or it may have been due to a lapse in concentration.

In a recent report we noted how a driver going the wrong way on the I-64 in the Hampton/Newport News, VA area hit another car, hurting a woman and injuring five.

And a solider from Newport News is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing a wrong way crash on the I-64 in Newport News that killed two students from Christopher Newport University.

Our thoughts are with the victims of these senseless accidents.


The Virginia Beach personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles car, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as brain injury, wrongful death, railroad workers’ injuries (FELA) mesothelioma and medical malpractice cases.

John Cooper grew up and was educated in Virginia Beach and handles many cases from the city. John Cooper and his partner Jim Hurley have more than 40 years of combined experience in handling personal injury claims.

John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010 and has been a member since 2011 of the Multimillion dollar Advocates Roundtable. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout Virginia as well as in north eastern North Carolina. We always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 309-4711 or make an appointment to visit our Virginia Beach office at 4445 Corporation Lane, Suite #187, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462. For a free consultation with a specialized Virginia Beach, VA personal injury lawyer contact us through this website



About Cooper Hurley Law

Experienced personal injury attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley are the partners of the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. They are joined by attorneys Griff O'Hanlon and Bill O'Mara. The firm has a main office in Norfolk and client meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton, Portsmouth and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Cooper Hurley works with clients who have been injured in car, truck and motorcycle accidents, those who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death, and people hurt at businesses and by dangerous products.
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