October 24, 2011 - Barboursville, W.Va. - A single-vehicle car accident sent a person to the hospital on Saturday, October 22.
WBOY reports that the accident happened at about 10:45 a.m. on Interstate 64 at the Route 193 exit. A vehicle was travelling eastbound on the roadway when its driver evidently lost control, causing the vehicle to crash.
The vehicle's driver was injured in the accident and had to be taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital for treatment. The driver is said to have suffered large lacerations on his or her forehead.
The identity of the injured driver has not yet been publically released.
Only one vehicle was involved in the accident and it appears that there were no other passengers in the vehicle when it crashed. No further injuries have been brought forth.
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 were blocked to traffic for some time so that local crews could work to clean up the scene. The accident remains under investigation by Barboursville Police.
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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