WSAZ reports that the accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. on Bridge Road at Grosscup Road. According to witnesses at the scene, a vehicle was travelling along the roadway when it suddenly slammed into a stone wall. The driver apparently did not attempt to hit her brakes before crashing into the wall.
The woman that was driving the vehicle was unconscious when emergency response crews arrived on the scene. She was transported to a local hospital immediately following the accident to receive medical care. The extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.
Investigators said that the woman is diabetic. Whether or not this accident was caused by a medical condition remains to be determined. The crash is under ongoing investigation by local authorities who were called to the scene.
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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