WSAZ NewsChannel 3 had crews on the scene following the mid-afternoon accident that involved multiple vehicles in a chain-reaction crash. The northbound lanes of the 2 interstate highways caused a serious traffic backup for several hours in theBeckley area.
Emergency crews worked quickly to clear the damaged vehicles from the roadways and had to shut down a northbound lane completely during the process. No serious injuries were reported and the lanes were eventually reopened to normal traffic flow by 5 p.m.
Multiple vehicle crashes are often the cause of serious or fatal injuries. Hazardous weather conditions can often contribute to these pileups, especially during the winter months where icy roads and low visibility in snowstorms can lead to distracted drivers. If another drivers’ negligence causes your car accident, seek help from a West Virginia accident attorney.
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.