WOWKTV reports that the incident occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of 12th Avenue and Hal Greer Boulevard, near Cabell Huntington Hospital. Officials said that two vehicles collided in the intersection. Additional details of how the accident occurred are not available at this moment.
A person was injured as a result of the accident. Officials who were called to the scene, indicate that the victim suffered minor injuries. The identity of the injured person has been concealed.
Hal Greer Boulevardwas blocked to traffic for a brief time after the crash. The roadway has since been reopened.
The cause of the accident remains to be discovered. The crash is under ongoing investigation by local officials.
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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