May 30, 2012 - Harrison County, W.Va. - A person had to be transported to the hospital following a single-vehicle car accident on Tuesday, May 29.
WBOY states that the accident happened on Route 19 at Black Rock Hill, near Country Club Road. Authorities said that a Toyota Camry was travelling southbound when its driver lost control, resulting in the car to go off of the road’s shoulder. The driver then overcorrected and the Camry crashed into an embankment.
The car was on its side facing the northbound lanes when officials arrived at the scene.
The motorist was trapped in the vehicle and had to be freed by emergency response crews before being taken to the old University Hospital Center. The victim later had to be flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Currently, his or her condition is unknown.
The crash is under ongoing investigation by the Clarksburg Police Department and the Clarksburg Fire Department.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2010 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 315 fatalities as a result of car accidents in WestVirginia.
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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