The accident happened at about 9 p.m. on Route 33 west at Childers Run Crossing. The driver of the Jeep was attempting to make a left turn onto Route 33 when it failed to yield for the semi-truck, which was heading westbound on Route 33. The 2 vehicles collided in the intersection.
The semi-truck pushed the Jeep across the median and the eastbound lanes. Both of the vehicles finally stopped when the Jeep hit an embankment some distance from the intersection.
The 3 occupants of the Jeep were injured in the accident. All 3 were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital to be treated for unknown injuries. The truck driver wasn’t injured in the crash.
The accident is under ongoing investigation by officials with the Buckhannon Police Department.
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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