WSAZ reports that the incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64. Additional details of how the crash happened are not available at this time.
Minor injuries were reported in connection with the accident. It is unclear exactly how many people were injured. The names of the victims involved in the collision have not yet been revealed to the public.
The cause of the accident remains to be determined as investigations are underway by local authorities.
Crashes that cause serious injuries or damages may have been the result of driver or third-party negligence. Evidence should be collected at the scene, as well as after the accident, to determine if negligence can be proven and compensation may be awarded to the injured victim.
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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