December 16, 2011 – Monongalia County, W.Va. – The driver of an SUV that rolled over on I-68, Saturday, December 10, is still recovering in the hospital.
A report, from WDTV 5 News, announced that the accident happened around 1 a.m. near mile marker 6 on I-68. Monongalia County Sheriff’s deputies say that the driver, Tara Williams, 21, of Morgantown, was traveling in her SUV when she somehow lost control.
The SUV flipped several times and Williams was ejected from the vehicle. The SUV came to a rest on top of her, requiring emergency crews to remove her from underneath the wreckage. She was rushed to Ruby Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies are asking that anyone with information on the accident to please call their department. The investigation is still underway to determine the cause of the crash.
SUV rollover crashes are often catastrophic accidents that can lead to serious, even fatal injuries. A West Virginia accident attorney can help you, and your family, explore your options in filing an injury claim if you suffer damages in an auto accident.
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.
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