November 14, 2011 - Marion County, W.Va. - An accident involving a car and a dump truck on Friday, November 11, sent 3 people to the hospital for medical attention.
WDTV reports that the accident happened at about 10:45 a.m. on Interstate 79, near the 136 mile marker. A red sedan attempted to pass a dump truck on road when it clipped the front of it, causing the car to flip several times.
Reports indicate that 3 people were injured in the accident. One of the victims was airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital (RMH) by HealthNet. The other 2 victims were transported to RMH by EMS crews.
The identities of those involved in the crash have not yet been released. There has been no word on whether or not charges will be filed in connection with this accident.
The crash is under ongoing stages of investigation by Marion County State Police.
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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