WSAZ reports that the accident happened at about 7 a.m. in the 400 block of Campbells Creek Drive, located near Coal Fork Road. According to emergency response crews, a vehicle was travelling eastbound on the roadway when its driver somehow lost control, causing the vehicle to go off of the road. The vehicle was on its side when crews arrived on the scene.
The man who was driving the vehicle was injured in the accident. He was transported to a local hospital to be medically treated for unknown injuries. Officials said that the man was conscious and able to walk to the ambulance from his vehicle after the accident.
The incident caused one of the lanes on Campbells Creek Drivewas blocked to traffic immediately following the accident.
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.
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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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