WDTV reports that the accident happened shortly after 9 a.m. on Interstate 77. The driver of the Loomis truck lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn. It landed upside-down on the median.
The driver and passenger inside the truck were trapped in the vehicle and money and coins were spilled across a 500-yard section of road.
The 2 occupants were injured in the accident and had to be taken to a local hospital to receive medical treatment. They are said to have suffered only minor injuries.
Witnesses said that people were taking money off of the road while the victims were stuck in the vehicle.
No charges have been filed in connection with this accident. The crash is under ongoing investigation.
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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