WSAZ reports that the incident occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Coal River Road on the 7800 block. According to dispatchers, a truck and another vehicle collided on the roadway. The truck rolled and landed on its top. Further details of how the accident occurred are not yet available.
A person was wounded in the accident. The severity of that person’s injuries is unknown at this time.
The names of those involved in the accident have not yet been revealed.
Who was at fault in the crash remains to be determined. There has been no word on whether or not charges will be filed in relation with this accident.
Investigations are ongoing with local authorities.
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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