WBOY reports that the accident occurred on Route 50 at Tollgate Road. According to officials on the scene, a vehicle was driving eastbound on the roadway when its driver attempted to make a left turn and pulled into the path of an oncoming westbound vehicle, resulting in the 2 cars colliding.
The eastbound driver, 36-year-old Clay Perkins, suffered minor injuries in the accident. He was taken to a hospital in Parkersburg and has since been treated and released. The other driver, 33-year-old Marcus McCormick, was also injured in the accident. He had to be flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment. He is said to be in stable condition.
Officials with Ritchie County State Police and Ritchie Emergency Medical service as well as Pennsboro, Ellenboro, Harrisville and Greenwood Fire Departments were on the scene in response to the accident.
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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