WSAZ NewsChannel 3 reports that the Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy was responding to an incident on Limeberger Creek Road when his cruiser hit an icy patch of road and the deputy lost control. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. and caused Deputy Redka’s vehicle to run offroad and over a hill, crashing into a tree.
The deputy suffered facial injuries and was transported to Saint Mary’s Medical Center where he spent the night undergoing treatment before being released the next evening. He’s expected to make a full recovery.
Icy road conditions are just one of several winter weather hazards that drivers can come across when traveling. Your car insurance policy may not cover the full extent of your damages when you’re in an accident caused by bad weather. For help with seeking a fair settlement for car accidents, get advice from a West Virginia accident attorney.
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.