WBOY reports that the accident occurred early Thursday morning on Interstate 79, near the 152 mile marker. According to witnesses at the scene, a vehicle was traveling along the highway when its driver suddenly lost control, causing the car to go off of the interstate.
When the driver attempted to pull back onto the road, his vehicle crashed into an embankment and overturned.
The driver was injured in the accident and had to be taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment. He is said to have suffered non-life threatening injuries. The identity of the driver has not yet been released.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident and there were no other passengers in the car that overturned. No further injuries have been reported. The crash is under ongoing investigation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2010 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 315 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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