WSAZ indicates that the accident occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Greenbrier Street at the Interstate 77 on ramp. According to Charleston Police, an SUV was driving south on Greenbrier Street when it was struck by a second vehicle that was trying to make the turn onto Interstate 77. The SUV then went off of the road and over a hill.
Reports indicate that 3 people were wounded in the collision. All 3 victims were taken to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment. There is no information on the level of their injuries.
The names of those involved in the accident have not yet been publically revealed. The accident remains under the stages of investigation by local authorities.
Greenbrier Street was shut off to traffic for some time while emergency response crews worked to clean the area.
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.