WDTV reports that the accident happened at about 10:20 a.m. on Philippi Pike. The vehicle was crossing over the Pike from Route 58 when its driver lost control. The vehicle then went off of the roadway and crashed into a tree.
The man that was driving the vehicle was injured in the accident. He had to be airlifted by HealthNet to Ruby Memorial Hospital immediately following the crash. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.
The injured man’s identity has not yet been released.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident and no further injuries have been reported.
Officials with the Anmoore Police, Fire and EMS were on the scene in response to the accident. Authorities at the scene believe the man was suffering a medical condition that caused the accident. It is still under the stages of investigation by local officials.
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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