November 22, 2011 - Brandonville, W.Va. - A teenage girl was injured when she was hit by a pickup truck in a hit and run accident on Monday, November 21.
WBOY reports that the accident happened just off of Route 26 close by Spruce Street. It seems that the girl, 15, was walking along the roadway when she was hit by an oncoming pickup truck. Further details of how the accident occurred are not readily available.
The pickup drove off immediately following the accident. It was travelling northbound on Route 26 toward Pennsylvania.
The girl was injured in the accident. She was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital with scrapes and bruises.
Police are still searching for the driver of the vehicle that hit her. The pickup truck has been described as a 2-toned, black and gray, regular cab Ford or Chevrolet with a brush guard. The truck may have a registration from Ohio.
The accident remains under investigation by the Preston County Police Department.
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.
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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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