October 19, 2011 - Lost Creek, W.Va. - A person was sent to the hospital following a single-vehicle car accident on Tuesday, October 18.
According to a news report on WBOY, the accident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. on Interstate 79, near the 109 mile marker. Police said that a Lincoln car that has a North Carolina license plate was driving on the roadway when its driver lost control, causing the vehicle to crash into a guard wire.
Reports say 3 people were in the vehicle when it crashed but only one was injured. That person suffered back and neck injuries and had to be taken to United Hospital Center for treatment. There has been no word on the medical condition of the injured person.
The identities of all those involved in the accident have not been revealed to the public. The crash continues to be under stages of investigation by the West Virginia State Police.
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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