December 17, 2011 – Cabell County, W.Va. – A crash on W.Va. 10 that happened during the morning of Thursday, December 15, sent 3 people to the hospital.
The Herald Dispatch reports that the incident occurred along the 4800 block of W.Va. 10 around 10:30 a.m. According to witnesses, a maroon Ford vehicle was traveling southbound when it crossed the center line. The Ford struck a green Dodge vehicle in the northbound lane, causing severe damage to both vehicles.
The driver of the Dodge had to be extracted from his vehicle by emergency crews and taken to a local hospital. The 2 female occupants of the Ford were also injured in the wreck and taken to the hospital as well.
According to Cabell County Sheriff’s Deputy James Johnston the victims’ injuries were not-life threatening and the investigation is ongoing to determine all factors in the crash.
Distracted or reckless drivers are often responsible for causing serious car accidents that can result in severe or fatal injuries. A West Virginia accident attorney can provide a review of your case to determine if you can file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against another driver.
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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