WSAZ indicates that the motorcycle accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on Interstate 77 near mile marker 114. The motorcycle was travelling in the southbound lanes of the interstate when its driver lost control and crashed. Further details about how the accident occurred are not yet available.
The motorcyclist was hurt in the accident and had to be taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The extent of the motorcyclist’s injuries is unknown at this time. The identity of the motorcyclist has not yet been released.
No other vehicles were involved in the collision and there were no other injuries reported.
The southbound lanes of the interstate were blocked to traffic for over an hour while crews worked to clear the scene. All lanes were reopened by 10:15 a.m. The accident is under ongoing 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.
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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