According to a news report on WDTV, the incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on Valley Chapel Road. Officials said that the teenager was driving a white truck along the road when he lost control of the vehicle. The truck then crashed into a nearby tree.
The teen was injured in the crash and had to be taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital via medical helicopter. The severity of his injuries is currently unknown. The teen’s identity has not been released at this time.
The truck was the only vehicle involved in the accident. No further injuries have been filed in relation with this crash.
The root of the accident remains to be resolved as it is under continuing investigation by 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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