September 26, 2011 - Harrison County, W.Va. - WDTV reported that 4 people were injured when a vehicle flipped over a median on Sunday, September 25.
The accident happened at about 3 p.m. on Interstate 79, near the 128 mile marker. According to police, a vehicle was driving on the interstate when it almost drove into the path of another car. The driver then overcorrected, causing the vehicle to crash into a cable guardrail in the median and overturn.
At the scene of the accident, 4 people sustained injuries. Two of the injured people had to be taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital immediately following the accident. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.
The remaining victims, one of which was a child, suffered minor injuries and were able to receive treatment on the scene.
Interstate 79 was blocked to traffic for about a half an hour following the accident. The accident is under ongoing investigation by West Virginia State Police.
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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