WTAP states that the incident happened in the intersection of Route 31 and Highland Avenue. According to Williamstown Police, a green pickup truck was about to make a left turn onto Route 31 when it was t-boned by a waste management truck.
A passenger in the green truck was ejected from the vehicle on impact. That person and 2 other occupants had to be taken to Camden Clark Medical Center immediately after the accident. Their injuries are said to be serious.
The driver of the waste management truck was not reported to have sustained any wounds in the crash.
The names of those involved in the accident have not been revealed to the public yet.
Currently, no charges have been filed in connection with this accident. There’s no word on who officials believe to be at fault. The accident is under investigation by 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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