WSAZ reports that the accident happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of 4th Avenue and 1st Street. An SUV and a car crashed head-on in the intersection. Further details of how the accident occurred are not yet available.
Reports indicate that 3 adults and 2 infants who were in the SUV were injured in the accident. They were transported to a local hospital immediately following the accident. All 5 are said to have suffered minor injuries.
The 2 occupants of the other car were not injured in the crash.
The identities of those involved in the accident have not yet been released publically. There has been no word on whether or not charges will be filed in connection with this accident. The cause of the crash remains to be determined. Investigations are ongoing.
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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