December 15, 2011 – Pleasant Valley, W.Va. – Police are still investigating what caused a tow truck to overturn in an accident that happened on Tuesday, December 13.
WDTV 5 News reports that around 1:15 a.m. a tow truck somehow overturned while traveling on I-79 near Millersville Road. The driver of the truck whose identity hasn’t been released was trapped in his truck for over an hour before emergency crews were notified.
Air rescue flew the injured driver to Ruby Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries. Marion County Sheriffs are investigating the cause of the overturned tow truck.
Police investigations and reports can provide critical details in car accident cases where serious injury or death occurs. A West Virginia accident attorney may be helpful in reading these reports and using them as evidence when you seek to file a personal injury claim for damages that occur from a serious car wreck. You have the right to consult with an attorney to determine your options when serious damage results from a vehicle 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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