WBOY reports that the accident happened at about 11:30 p.m. night on Horner’s Run. According to police, a vehicle was driving along the roadway when a deer entered its path. The vehicle veered off the road in an attempt to avoid the deer, causing the vehicle to crash into a tree.
The vehicle’s driver, Charles Bonner Jr., 29, of Fairmont, was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Bonner has since been treated and released.
Reports indicate that 3 other passengers also suffered wounds in the accident. All are said to have suffered non-life threatening injuries as well. The names of the injured passengers have not been publically released.
Officials said that alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have been primary factors in the crash. West Virginia State Police were on the scene.
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.