December 18, 2011 – Dunbar, W.Va. – A driver was trapped inside their vehicle after an accident on Monday, December 5 that held up traffic for several hours.
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 reports that the accident took place around 12:45 a.m. on Big Tyler Road. Metro 911 dispatchers stated that the crash only involved the single vehicle and there were no other occupants aside from the driver.
Emergency crews were able to free the trapped driver and take them to a local hospital. No information has been released on the drivers’ identity or condition. Investigators are looking in to what may have caused the crash which shut down Big Tyler Road for nearly 5 hours.
There are many reasons single-vehicle crashes can occur and when drivers are trapped inside their vehicle, serious injury is often more likely. When a single vehicle crash leaves you or a loved one seriously injured you should consult with a West Virginia accident attorney. Your attorney can help review your case and explain your options if you can file a personal injury claim with your insurance company.
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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