February 17, 2011 - St. Albans, W.Va. - Route 60 was closed down Wednesday after a semi-truck collided with a Volkswagen.
WSAZ reports that the truck accident occurred at about 6:40 a.m. Wednesday at 133 MacCorkle Avenue. According to police, the semi-truck was driving eastbound on the roadway when the driver began to make a right turn onto 2nd Avenue.
When the driver of the semi-truck swung out into the fast lane to make the turn, the semi collided with a Volkswagen that had been attempting to pass the larger vehicle.
It appears that neither party suffered serious injuries in the truck accident. The identities of those people involved in the accident are yet to be released.
The eastbound lanes of Route 60 near the Subway were shut down briefly while emergency crews worked to clear the crash scene. This caused some traffic delays.
The news story did not specify if any charges would be filed in connection with the truck accident or whether police were continuing their investigation into the crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 356 fatalities as a result of car accidents in West Virginia.
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Common West Virginia accidents include, but are not limited to:
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- tractor-trailer accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- distracted driver crashes.
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