WDTV reports that the crash occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Route 19. A vehicle driven by Leslie Alfred Blair, 36, was traveling southbound, near Hepzibah Baptist Church, when it suddenly went off of the road. The car then crashed into an embankment and spun out before colliding with a retainer wall.
Blair was injured in the accident and had to be airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital for medical treatment. He had been treated and released by the following day.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident and there were no other passengers in Blair’s car. The cause of the accident remains to be determined. Officials with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department are investigating.
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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