WSAZ reports that the accident happened at about 12:15 p.m. on the West Virginia side of the West 17th Street Bridge. The news story indicates that 5 cars were involved in a chain-reaction crash on the roadway. Further details of how the accident occurred are not yet accessible.
It was concluded that 3 people were hurt as a result of this accident. The victims were transported to a local hospital to receive medical treatment. Their medical conditions are unknown at this time. The names of those involved in the incident have not been released to the public yet.
The cause of the accident remains to be resolved. Officials said that the roadways were still wet from that morning’s snowfall. Crews were also at work on the bridge, so traffic was slow at time of the crash.
Huntington Police are 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.
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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