The accident happened shortly before noon on Interstate 77, close to the 101 mile marker. The car and the semi-truck crashed into each other in the middle of the intersection. Exact details of how the collision occurred are not available at this time.
Reports conclude that no injuries have been brought forth with this accident. The severity of the accident is currently unclear.
The fast and middle lanes were blocked to traffic for about half an hour after the accident until all lanes were reopened again in the afternoon.
Accidents involving trucks can cause serious injuries and property damage. Depending on who’s at fault, you may be eligible to seek compensation. It is best to reach an attorney who is familiar with these types of cases.
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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