An accident report on WSAZ states that the incident occurred at around 9:20 a.m. in the 3200 block of Riverside Drive. According to Huntington Police, a vehicle was driving along the road when its driver lost control behind the wheel, causing it to go off of the road and over a concrete barrier.
The vehicle hit a couple parking signs before it smashed into a utility pole in the parking lot of Special Metals. The vehicle then caught fire.
An EMT inside Special Metals saw the crash and rushed out in time to pull the driver from his burning vehicle. The driver was unconscious at the time.
The driver was taken to a nearby hospital right after the accident. The degree of his injuries is currently unknown.
The crash was originally reported as a hit-and-run but it is still under 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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