WDTV reports that the accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. on Route 219. A vehicle was driving on the roadway when its driver lost control, causing it to go across the center line and crash into 2 northbound cars before hitting a guardrail.
According to the accident report, 2 people were injured as a result of the collision. The driver of the southbound vehicle had to be flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital to receive medical treatment. Another driver was transported to Davis Memorial Hospital via ambulance. The severity of either driver’s injuries is unknown.
The identities of those involved in the accident have not yet been revealed. The crash is under ongoing investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.
Officials with the Leading Creek Fire Department, Randolph County EMS, Elkins Fire Department and West Virginia State Police were also on the scene.
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 WestVirginia.
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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