WSAZ reports that the accident happened at about 1:45 p.m. at the intersection of 9th Avenue and 5th Street. Officials said that a GMC Jimmy and a Ford Edge collided into each other in the intersection. The GMC was upside-down in the roadway when officials arrived on the scene.
The female driver of GMC was trapped in her SUV and had to be freed by emergency crews. She was then transported to a local hospital. Her injuries have been described as non-life threatening.
The 2 occupants of the Ford were also injured in the accident. Both people were taken to a local hospital immediately following the crash. There has been no word on the extent of their injuries.
The names of those involved in the collision have not been revealed.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. Police said that one of the SUVs may have run a red light.
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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