September 16, 2011 - Sissonville, W.Va. - A person sustained personal injuries in a single-vehicle car accident during the evening of Wednesday, September 14.
WSAZ reports that the accident happened at about 5:45 p.m. on Interstate 77 near the Tupper's Creek Exit. An SUV was travelling southbound on the interstate when the driver lost control near the 111 mile marker, causing the vehicle to overturn. The SUV landed upside-down on the roadway.
The driver of the SUV was trapped in the vehicle after it crashed. Once the victim was freed by emergency response crews, he or she was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The victim's identity has not been publically released yet.
One of the southbound lanes on Interstate 77 was blocked to traffic after the accident for further investigation and clean-up. According to deputies of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, all lanes were reopened around 8 p.m.
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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