October 14, 2011 - Sandstone, W.Va. - A person was transported to the hospital after a car overturned on the interstate during the afternoon of Thursday, October 13.
A WBOY news story indicates that the accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Interstate 64, near the bottom of Sandstone Mountain. The vehicle was driving on the roadway when its female driver lost control and the vehicle flipped multiple times. The vehicle finally crashed to a stop in the median.
According to Sheriff's deputies, the female driver was hurt in the accident. She was taken to a nearby hospital soon after the accident to be treated. The woman is said to have suffered neck and back injuries. Her medical condition is unknown.
The drivers' identity has not been publically released. Only the victims' vehicle was involved in the crash and there were no other passengers in the vehicle. No other injuries have been brought forth in connection with this incident.
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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