The accident happened during the morning rush hour when a woman drove over an ice patch on the roadway, slightly pass the on ramp of westbound I-64. According to police reports, the woman’s car spun out over an icy bridge and collided with a semi truck.
Neither the woman nor the other driver was reported to sustain any injuries but the woman was quite shaken up.
Drivers in the tri-state area got their first major taste of 2012 winter weather since icy conditions caused problems on several highways. Snow and wind came in heavy on I-64 where a winter weather advisory was put into effect to warn drivers of slick road conditions.
Considering this first major taste of the 2012 winter weather, drivers are warned to be extra cautious while traveling on back roads that aren’t typically maintained by the county snow plows and salt trucks and driving over bridges and overpasses, where ice is prone to develop.
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.