November 18, 2011 - Upshur County, W.Va. - A man was arrested in connection with a hit and run accident that sent a woman to the hospital on Wednesday, November 16.
WDTV reports that the accident happened at about 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Camden Avenue and Marion Street. Officials said that a pick-up truck crashed into a car in the intersection. The driver of the pick-up truck then fled the scene.
The driver of the car that was hit, Carolyn Zickafoose-Tinney, was injured in the accident. She was transported to Saint Joseph's Hospital for medical attention. The extent of her injuries is currently unknown.
The driver of the pick-up truck, Sean Carpenter, was found by Buckhannon police officers a short time later on Route 20. Carpenter was apprehended and charged with a hit and run with injury, failure to yield to right of way, and DUI with Injury.
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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