A news story on WDTV revealed that the incident happened late Sunday night on Lamberts Run Road. According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, the man was driving his vehicle along the roadway when he lost control of with wheel after trying to avoid hitting a deer, causing the vehicle to run off of the road and crash into an embankment.
The man was injured in the crash. He had to be airlifted to Ruby Memorial hospital immediately following the crash. He has since been released. The victim’s identity has not been released.
No additional injuries related to the incident have been brought forth.
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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