January 19, 2012 – Kanawha County, W.Va. – A Metro 911 employee was injured when her vehicle crashed into a security fence in an accident in Kanawha County on Tuesday, January 17.
WSAZ reports that the accident happened outside of the Metro 911 Center in Kanawha County. According to Charleston Police, the employee was driving back to the building after lunch when she suddenly lost control of the vehicle. Her car then swerved off of the roadway and hit some rocks before finally crashing into the security fence surrounding the Metro 911 Center.
The woman was injured in the accident and had to be transported to a local hospital for treatment. Officials said that they expect her to be OK.
The woman’s identity has not been released.
What caused the woman to lose control and crash remains unknown. The accident in Kanawha County is under ongoing investigation.
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.