September 14, 2011 - Anmoore, W.Va. - A teen was transported to the hospital after a roll-over accident in Anmoore Tuesday afternoon.
Reports from a news story on WBOY indicates that the accident happened shortly before 1 p.m. on Interstate 79, near the 117 mile marker. West Virginia State Police said that Sydnie Rorick, 19, of Harrison County, was driving northbound on the interstate when she lost control of her vehicle.
The vehicle went across the median and overturned, coming to a rest on its top in the southbound lanes of traffic.
Rorick was thrown from her vehicle during the accident. Officials said that she was conscious when emergency response crews arrived on the scene.
Rorick had to be flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital immediately following the accident. She was reported to have back and neck injuries but is currently in good condition.
A continuing investigation of the accident is in progress by local authorities.
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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