December 7, 2011 – Huntington, W.Va. – A Marshall University professor was hurt when he was struck by a pick-up truck on Friday, December 2.
According to an accident report on WSAZ, the incident happened at around 12:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of 3rd Avenue. Huntington Police said that Ariyadasa Aluthge was attempting to cross the street as the light for oncoming traffic turned green. The pick-up truck then struck Aluthge, knocking him to the pavement.
Aluthge was unconscious when emergency response crews arrived on the scene. He had to be taken to a nearby hospital immediately following the accident. Aluthge has since been treated and released.
The driver of the pick-up truck was reported to not have sustained any injuries in the accident. That driver’s identity has not been released.
Currently there are no charges that have been filed in relation to this accident. The accident is under stages of investigation by the Huntington Police.
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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