September 15, 2011 - Huntington, W.Va. - A woman was taken to the hospital after her motorized wheelchair was hit by a school bus Wednesday, September 14.
WSAZ reports that the accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. at the corner of 10th Avenue and 21st street. The school bus had just started to move after letting some children off when it hit the woman's motorized wheelchair. The woman and the wheelchair were knocked sideways onto the pavement.
She was injured in the accident and was transported to a local hospital immediately following the crash. There has been no word on the extent of her injuries.
Officials said that there were several children on the bus at the time of the accident. None of the children were injured.
A man who was with the woman when the accident occurred said that they had been in the street because the sidewalk wasn't smooth enough.
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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