Written by attorney Timothy R. Miley

Types of Vehicles Most Commonly Involved in Fatal Car Accidents in West Virginia

In West Virginia in 2011, there were 337 fatalities from vehicle crashes reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). There were 465 vehicles involved in fatal crashes, and the following data reveals the vehicles most commonly involved in fatal accidents.

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West Virginia ranked 32nd in number of fatalities in 2011, tied with Massachusetts. The outcome of a vehicle crash is influenced by multiple factors, and the vehicle you’re driving and its safety features is just one factor that may affect severity of the crash and resultant injuries. Visit NHTSA's website for more information on fatal crash statistics at Additionally, information on the safety ratings of vehicles as well as advice on buying the safest cars on the market can be found at

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