September 14, 2011 - Grafton, W.Va. - An accident in the early hours of the morning Tuesday, September 13, sent a person to the hospital.
A news story from WBOY reports that the accident happened at about 12:30 a.m. on Knottsville Road, in Grafton End. Officials with the Taylor County Sheriff's Department said that a vehicle was driving on the roadway when, due to causes unknown, it crashed. It appears that the driver lost control of the vehicle. Factors that contributed to the root of the accident are not known yet.
One person was reported to have sustained injuries in the accident and had to be flown by a medical helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital immediately following the accident. There has been no word on the severity of the victim's injuries and his or her identity has also not been released yet.
The accident is under ongoing investigation by deputies of the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.
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.
In an effort to raise awareness of common factors in serious and fatal car accidents in West Virginia, our firm routinely publishes news items about traffic crashes in our region.
Common West Virginia accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car crashes;
- tractor-trailer accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- distracted driver crashes.
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