October 11, 2011 - Kanawha County, W.Va. - An accident between a Kanawha County Sheriff's cruiser and a civilian vehicle sent a person to the hospital on Friday, October 7.
A WBOY new story reports of the accident happening shortly after 11 a.m. at the intersection of Route 60 and Warrior Way when the car and the cruiser collided in one another. Further details of how the accident occurred are not yet available.
The driver of the civilian vehicle was injured in the accident. He or she was transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention. There is no word on the severity of his or her injuries. The deputy was reported to not have sustained any injuries in the crash.
Both of the vehicles involved in the accident were said to have been heavily damaged.
Route 60 was blocked to traffic for about 2 hours following the accident. 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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