November 23, 2011 – Marion County, W.Va. – A truck driver was injured on Friday, November 18, when his tractor trailer crashed on the roadway.
According to reports on WBOY, the accident occurred on Route 250, near Pup Run Road. According to officials on the scene, a Nuzum truck was driving on the roadway when its driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to wreck.
The truck was lying on its side when officials arrived on the scene. The truck was discovered to be full of pulp from a Marion County paper mill at the time of the accident.
The driver of the tractor trailer was reported to suffer injuries in the accident. He had to be airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment. There has been no word on his medical condition.
The name of the truck driver has not yet been publically released. The accident is under stages of investigation by local officials. Reports indicate that speed may have played a role.
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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