October 17, 2011 - Charleston, W.Va. - A person was injured when an ATV crashed during the evening on Saturday, October 15.
A news report from WBOY indicates that the accident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Brounland Road and Sandy Lane. The ATV was travelling along a path, close to Alum Creek Elementary School, when the drivers' control became disrupted while going over an embankment landing him smashing into a tree.
The male driver of the ATV was unconscious when emergency response crews arrived on the scene. Metro 911 dispatchers said that the man had to be airlifted to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.
The identity of the injured man has not yet been released. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. No additional injuries have been brought forth. The accident is under the stages of investigation by local authorities.
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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