December 21, 2011 – Clarksburg, W.Va. – A driver was injured on Monday, December 19, when a Halliburton truck overturned.
WDTV reports that the accident happened late Monday night on Interstate 79 just before the Clarksburg exit. According to a witness at the scene, the Halliburton truck veered off of the highway and crashed into an embankment, causing it to roll several times before it came to a rest. The truck was carrying hydrochloric acid at the time of the accident.
The truck driver was injured in the accident and had to be transported to a local hospital. The driver is said to have suffered a head injury. His or her identity has not yet been released.
Crews had to block off the northbound lanes of Interstate 79 in the area of the crash. Traffic was restricted to a single lane until about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, when crews had completely cleared the scene.
The cause of the accident remains to be determined.
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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