WDTV reports that the incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. on Sinking Creek Road. The ATV’s driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll off of its path and crash.
The ATV’s driver, Leonard Greenlief, 81, was fatally injured in the crash. He was confirmed dead on site. Officials said that Greenlief was not wearing a helmet when the ATV crashed.
Reports indicate that no other cars or injuries have been associated with this accident. The cause of the accident remains to be resolved as it is under the stages of ongoing investigation by local authorities.
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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