October 28, 2011 - Mercer County, W.Va. - A car accident at the Mercer-Raleigh County line sent a person to the hospital late afternoon on Thursday, October 27.
WBOY reports that the accident happened at about 4:50 p.m. on Interstate 77. Officials with the West Virginia State Police said that a Honda Civic and a Chevrolet van collided on the interstate. Exactly how the accident occurred is currently unclear.
Reports indicate that at least one person was injured in the accident and had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment. Authorities said that the person suffered minor injuries.
The identities of those involved in the accident have not yet been publically released. The cause of the accident remains to be determined by officials.
Troopers said that adverse weather conditions were likely a primary factor in the accident. The accident remains under the stages of investigation. West Virginia State Police are handling the 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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