April 26, 2011 - West Milford, W.Va. - One person was injured when two vehicles collided in Harrison County.
WBOY reports that the accident in West Milford occurred at about 6 p.m. Sunday evening on Highland Dam Road. A car and a pickup truck crashed into one another on the roadway.
A fire then began under the hood of the car. Crews were able to extinguish the fire before it spread.
A woman in one of the vehicles was injured in the crash. She was taken to United Hospital Center for treatment. The extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.
The identities of the injured woman and/or others involved in the crash have not yet been released.
The pickup truck and the car were the only vehicles involved in the accident. There were no further injuries.
The cause of the accident has not been determined. The accident is under ongoing 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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