Victim Hospitalized after Hit and Run with Semi-Truck in Reynoldsville, West Virginia
Posted on Jun 01, 2012
June 1, 2012 - Reynoldsville, W.Va. - A person had to be taken to the hospital after a hit and run accident involving a tractor trailer on Thursday, May 31.
WBOY reports that the accident happened shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Route 50, near the fire access road, in Harrison County. A tractor trailer was attempting to drive across the highway when it crashed into a westbound Plymouth Breeze. The truck did not stop after hitting the Plymouth.
The Plymouth’s driver was injured in the accident and had to be airlifted to a local hospital to receive medical treatment. The extent of the driver’s injuries is unknown at this time. The identity of the injured driver has not yet been released to the public.
Officials are still searching for the driver of the truck involved in the accident. Deputies of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department are handling the stages of the investigation.
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.
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