WDTV reports that the accident happened at about 1 a.m. on Route 19 South. The pedestrian was walking along or across the roadway when he or she was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Further details of how the accident occurred are not available.
The pedestrian was injured in the accident and was airlifted toRubyMemorialHospital. The extent of that person’s injuries is also unknown.
The identities of the injured person and the driver have not yet been released. There has been no word on whether or not charges will be filed in connection with this accident.
The cause of the accident remains to be determined. The crash is under ongoing investigation by officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 356 fatalities as a result of car accidents inWestVirginia.
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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