WDTV reports that the accident happened at about 4 p.m. on Route 219. According to police, the car pulled into the path of the oncoming SUV and the 2 vehicles collided on the roadway. Further details about how the accident occurred are not yet available.
A person was injured in the accident. That person had to be airlifted to RubyM emorial Hospital to receive medical treatment. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. The identity of the injured person has not yet been released.
The second driver, whose identity is also unknown, does not appear to have been injured in the crash.
Officials with the State Police and the Beverly and Tygarts Valley volunteer fire departments were on the scene in response to the accident.
The crash is under ongoing investigation by local authorities.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2010 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 315 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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