December 1, 2011 – Kanawha County, W.Va. – A person was injured in an early morning accident on Wednesday, November 30.
A news report on WSAZ indicates that accident occurred at about 1:30 a.m., in the 6100 block of MacCorkle Avenue. According to Metro 911 dispatchers, a vehicle crashed into a utility pole along the roadway. Exact details of how the incident occurred have not been discovered yet.
At least one person sustained injuries as a result of this accident. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of the person’s injuries is unknown at this time.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident. No further injuries have been reported.
The crash caused several power lines to come down. Power was out in multiple areas following the accident. Furthermore, the east and westbound lanes on MacCorkle Avenue were blocked to traffic for some time following the 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.
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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