November 11, 2011 - Reynoldsville, W.Va. - A woman was taken to the hospital after her vehicle was hit by a tractor trailer on Thursday afternoon, November 10.
WBOY reports that the accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on Route 50. Officials said that the tractor trailer was attempting to pull out of the Towne House Motor Lodge when it struck a Jeep Grand Cherokee on the road.
The woman that was driving the Jeep was injured in the accident. She had to be transported to United Hospital Center for medical attention. The extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.
The driver of the tractor trailer was reported to be free of injury.
The identities of the victims in the accident have not yet been publically released. There has been no word on whether or not charges will be filed in relation to this accident. The accident is under ongoing investigation by local authorities.
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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