October 3, 2011 - Jefferson, W.Va. - A woman had to be taken to the hospital after her car crashed into a bus on Sunday, October 2.
A news story on WBOY indicates that the accident occurred just before 5 p.m. on MacCorkle Avenue, in Jefferson. A Scion Cube crashed into the rear of a Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority bus. Witnesses on the scene said that the driver did not apply her brakes before crashing into the bus.
The woman who was driving the Scion Cube was injured in the accident. She was taken to CAMC General Hospital right after the incident happened. The extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.
None of the passengers on the bus had to be taken to the hospital.
Investigators believe that the driver of the Scion was not watching the road at the time of the accident. Local authorities are still investigating.
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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