The Journal reports that the accident occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. on U.S. 340, near Keyes Ferry Road. Scott Michael Hundley, 18, of Jeep Trail, was attempting to walk across U.S. 340 when he was hit by an oncoming tractor trailer.
Hundley was first rushed to Jefferson Memorial Hospital by ambulance, but later had to be transferred by helicopter to the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. According to a press release from Charles Town Police Department, Hundley suffered serious injuries in the accident.
The truck driver, Jerry L. Hale Jr., 43, of Virginia, was not reported to be injured in the accident. The tractor trailer that he was driving is owned by Keystone Freight Corp.
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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