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Nitro woman killed, fiancé injured in Cabell County crash

Imagine you and your significant other are driving along a road in West Virginia when your car breaks down. You help your spouse out of the vehicle and look around to see if you can do anything to fix it. Suddenly, another car comes down the road heading straight for you. The vehicle crashes into your car, and both you and your spouse are hit. On the way to the hospital, you find out your significant other has died. Sadly, this is exactly what happened recently in Cabell County. 

According to a recent news report, the 20-year-old woman hit a deer just before 10:00 a.m. last Monday. Her car broke down from the impact, and her fiancé -- who was a passenger in the car -- helped her out of the vehicle. As he was returning to the car, another vehicle smashed into, hitting both individuals. Both were rushed to the hospital, but the 20-year-old woman did not survive. 

Enduring a tragedy like this is something many people cannot even imagine.  Unfortunately, this man was forced into this situation because the other driver apparently failed to see their disabled car. While police have not mentioned whether factors like speeding, distraction or alcohol played a role in the crash, the man and his fiancée's family should know that they do not have to wait for police to file charges to take action of their own. 

Even if police never file charges against a driver, the family of a fatal accident victim can hold a driver accountable through a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit can provide compensation to a grieving family for funeral and burial costs, allowing them to focus on helping each other through such a difficult time. 

Source: WOWKTV.com, "Names released in fatal Cabell County accident," Courtney Khondabi, May 27, 2013

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