October 27, 2011 - Wood County, W.Va. - On Sunday, October 23, 3 people were injured when 2 vehicles collided in an intersection.
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that the accident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on U.S. 50 at Murphytown Road and Montgomery Hill Road. A 1999 Saturn was travelling westbound on U.S. 50 when a GMC pickup truck entered the intersection on Murphytown Road. The 2 vehicles collided in the intersection, sending both vehicles crashing into a guardrail close to Montgomery Hill Road.
The 3 occupants of the Saturn were injured in the accident. Driver Stephen Haught, 54, had to be airlifted to Charleston Area Medical Center to be treated for unknown injuries. His wife, Melinda Haught, 39, was transported to Camden Clark. Her injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
The third person in Haught's vehicle, Caitlin Lowers, 17, was taken to Camden Clark immediately following the accident. She was then flown to Charleston Area Medical Center.
The pickup truck's driver, Jeffrey Garrison, 48, wasn't reported injured in the accident.
So far no charges have been filed. The accident remains under investigation.
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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