November 15, 2011 - Sissonville, W.Va. - According to a new story on WSAZ, 2 people were injured when the vehicle they were in overturned near Sissonville on Saturday morning, November 12.
The accident happened at about 2:15 a.m. on Interstate 77. According to dispatchers, a Ford Explorer was travelling in the northbound lanes on the interstate when its driver lost control and the vehicle overturned, landing upside-down.
Reports indicate that 2 people were injured as a result of the accident. One of the victims had to be cut free from the vehicle by emergency response crews. Both people were transported to a local hospital to receive medical attention. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown.
The identities of the victims have not yet been publically released. Both of the northbound lanes on Interstate 77 had to be shut down until around 6 a.m., while crews worked to clear 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 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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