WSAZ NewsChannel 3 reports that a female driver traveling southbound on 13th street had pulled out into oncoming traffic. Her vehicle clipped the Ford Explorer traveling on Veterans Memorial Boulevard and caused it to flip and come to a rest on its side.
The driver of the SUV was trapped inside his vehicle until emergency response crews arrived. Once extracted, he was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
No charges are expected to be filed, but police are still investigating the details of the accident.
Distracted or negligent drivers cause many serious or fatal car accidents in West Virginia every year. If another drivers’ negligence causes your car accident, seek help from a West Virginia accident attorney.
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.