November 1, 2011 - Charleston, W.Va. - On Saturday morning, October 29, 5 people were injured when 2 vehicles crashed into one another.
According to a news story on WSAZ, the accident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. on Champion Drive off of Corridor G. Officials said that 2 vehicles collided on the roadway. Further details of how the incident occurred are not yet available.
Based on reports, 5 people were injured in the accident. All 5 people had to be taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The medical conditions of the victims are unknown at this time.
The identities of all those involved in the accident have not been released to the public.
All lanes of Champion Drive were blocked to traffic for a period of time following the accident. All lanes have been reopened. The accident is under further investigation.
Emergency response officials from Kanawha County and from Lincoln County 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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