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St. Albans, WV – Woman Loses Life to Vehicle in Pedestrian Accident

Weston, WV – One Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 79

St. Albans, WV (November 30, 2018) – This week, a woman tragically lost her life in a serious pedestrian accident in St. Albans when she was suddenly struck by a vehicle. The accident took place on MacCorkle Avenue around 6:15 p.m. on the night in question.

The pedestrian was identified as 56-year-old Tina Ballard, according to the St. Albans Police, who investigated the scene. The accident took place near the Little Caesar’s in the area.

The accident was deemed a hit-and-run. Police officers were on the lookout for a dark pickup truck, but then the suspect turned themselves in. The driver claimed that he knew he hit something but did not know that it was a person. The driver is currently cooperating in the investigation.

Police continue to take a closer look at how the accident occurred at this time.

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Tina Ballard at this time, as we understand how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath of one of these accidents while you are grieving and attempting to balance your finances. You are never alone during these difficult times.

Pedestrian Accident in West Virginia 

St. Albans, WV – Woman Loses Life to Vehicle in Pedestrian AccidentFatal accidents involving pedestrians in West Virginia are at an all-time high, according to statistics on the state. In fact, since 2007, pedestrian deaths across the state have increased by 16%. If you have lost somebody close to you in a West Virginia pedestrian accident, we want you to know that you are not alone when it comes to moving forward with your case.

At Kantz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, our experienced attorneys are here to help you with the most complex legal issues that come about in your case. If you and your loved ones need an advocate on your side who will stand up for your rights as you work through the turmoil caused by the insurance companies and gain a better understanding of West Virginia laws, look no further. We are here for you and your family during this difficult and life-changing experience. Contact us today at 304-431-4050 for more information on how we can assist you at this time.

Note: This post was created with the help of secondary sources operating independently from Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner Law Firm. The information used from these sources has not been independently confirmed by our staff. If anything included in these posts is incorrect, please inform us and we will promptly correct the post.

Disclaimer: Our intent with these posts is to honor the victims of these terrible accidents and inform the public about how to avoid these accidents and what to do in the event of one. This information should not be considered legal or medical advice.


Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC is located in Princeton and Charleston, WV and serves clients in and around such cities as well as southern West Virginia including but not limited to the counties of Mercer, McDowell, Raleigh, Summers, Monroe, Kanawha and Wyoming.

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