WDTV reports that the accident happened shortly after 12 p.m. on Clark Street. According to police, a woman was attempting to park her car when she struck a curb, causing her to hit a man and pin him against his truck.
The victim was wounded in the incident and had to be airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment. He is said to have suffered a leg injury but is expected to be fine.
The identities of the victim and the woman that struck him have not yet been revealed to the public.
Officials said that they believe the crash was an accident. So far no charges have been filed.
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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