The Charleston Gazette reports that the accident happened on U.S. 60. A Nissan Frontier was traveling on the roadway when it crashed into a Fayette County Assessor’s Office. The Frontier then collided with a Chevrolet Lumina head-on.
The Frontier’s driver, 37-year-old Daniel L. Harrell, and his passenger, 29-year-old Robert Koch III, were both injured in the accident. Harrell was transported to a Summersville hospital to be treated for serious injuries. Koch also suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
Reports indicate that 2 people in the Lumina also suffered serious injuries. The driver, 34-year-old Rex Hamrick, and his passenger, 46-year-old Joseph Dixon, were both transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
No one in the Assessor’s Jeep was injured in the accident.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.
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.
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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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