December 21, 2011 – Huntington, W.Va. – A man is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Monday, December 19.
A news report on WSAZ indicates that the accident happened at about 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of 31st Street. Robert Daniels was struck by a car on the roadway. Exact details of how the accident occurred are not yet available.
Daniels’ family said that he was “severely injured” in the accident. Daniels was rushed to a nearby hospital right after the accident. He was taken into surgery late Monday night for 2 broken arms and other internal injuries.
Officials confirmed that Daniels was still in critical condition as of Tuesday, December 20.
The name of the driver that struck Daniels has not been released. Reports do not state if charges will be filed in connection with this accident.
Officials with the Huntington Police Department, Huntington Fire Department and Cabell County EMS were on the scene in response to 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.
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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