A news story on WBOY indicates that the incident happened shortly after 2 a.m. on Van Voorhis Road. Witnesses on the scene said that 24-year-old Nicholas Musick ran into the roadway and into the path of an approaching vehicle. The vehicle’s driver, Robert Shad, of Maryland, could not stop in time and crashed right into Musick.
Musick suffered serious injuries in the accident and had to be taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital to receive medical treatment.
Shad was not reported to have suffered injuries in the accident.
There has been no information on whether or not charges will be filed in relation to this accident. The accident is under ongoing investigation by officials with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department.
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.