September 28, 2011 - New Martinsville, W.Va. - A person was killed and 2 other were injured in a head-on accident on Monday, September 26.
WBOY reports that the accident happened on W.Va. Route 2. A Ford Mustang Convertible was driving in the southbound lanes when its driver had to swerve to avoid stopped traffic. The Mustang went into the northbound lanes and into the path of an oncoming Chevrolet Trailblazer.
The Mustang and the Trailblazer collided head on.
A passenger riding in the Mustang was fatally injured in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials said that the victim was a juvenile and a Paden City student.
The driver of the Mustang, Amy Owens, and the driver of the Trailblazer, Joseph Moore, were both transported to local hospitals to be treated for unknown injuries.
The West Virginia State Police Paden City detachment was on the scene in response to the accident.
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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