November 21, 2011 - Charleston, W.Va. - A man was injured when he was struck by a vehicle on Friday, November 18.
WSAZ reports that the accident occurred at about 9 a.m. on Central Avenue. Local officials said that the man was attempting to walk across the roadway when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the man was not paying attention when he walked out into the vehicle's path.
The man sustained injuries in the accident and had to be transported to a local hospital for medical attention. He is said to have suffered wounds on his arm and hand.
It appears that the driver of the vehicle that struck him was not injured in the accident.
The identities of the injured man and the driver have not yet been released to the public. Whether or not charges will be filed in connection with this accident is unknown at this time.
The accident remains under the stages of investigation.
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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