WSAZ reports that the accident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. on the Kanawha Turnpike (U.S. 60), nearChestnut Street. Police on the scene said that a silver truck went through a red light and crashed into a green Ford SUV. The SUV had been attempting to make a legal right turn at the intersection.
Due to the impact of the accident, a person was left with injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital after complaining of pain at the scene. The condition of the injured person is unknown at this time.
The driver of the silver truck received a DUI charge in connection with this accident.
The Kanawha Turnpike was shut down for some time following the incident. All lanes have since been reopened.
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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