WSAZ reports that the incident happened at about 2:45 p.m. where 8th Avenue and 8th Street run into each other. A witness on the scene said that the bicyclist rode into the intersection on a green light, but the light turned red while the bicyclist was still in the intersection.
A gold Buick then drove into the intersection, striking the bicyclist. The bicyclist was thrown onto the hood of the Buick before he landed on the street.
The bicyclist was injured in the crash and had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.
The identities of the bicyclist and the woman that was driving the Buick haven’t been released. There has been no word of any charges being filed in connection with this crash.
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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