WSAZ reports that the accident happened at about 11:15 p.m. at the intersection of 26th Street and 12th Avenue. The vehicle went off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The pole snapped in half on impact and power lines were brought down.
There has been no word on whether or not the driver, whose identity remains unknown, or any other people were injured in the accident. There was only a single vehicle involved in the crash.
Officials with American Electric Power were on the scene most of the night, putting in a new utility pole and working to get power back to the affected area.
Whether or not charges will be filed in connection with this accident is unclear. The cause of the accident is also unknown as local authorities continue to investigate.
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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