October 12, 2011 - Salem, W.Va. - A person was injured in a single-vehicle car accident on Tuesday, October 11.
A report from WBOY indicates that the accident occurred at about 9 p.m. on Route 50, close to Salem. Local officials said that witness-evidence suggests that the vehicle was swerving on the road when its driver lost control, causing the vehicle to run off of the road. The vehicle overturned and crashed.
The driver was thrown from the vehicle when it crashed. The driver was wounded in the accident and had to be taken to a nearby hospital to see medical attention. The drivers' identity has not been unveiled to the public at this time.
No further injuries were reported in relation to this accident. The reason behind the cause of the accident remains to be determined as it is under the stages of investigation by the Harrison County Sheriffs Department.
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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