WSAZ reports that the accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. in the 5200 block of Route 10. Officials with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office said that a vehicle driven by Teresa McComas, 42, went across the center line and into the path of an oncoming school bus. McComas was unable to return to her lane before the school bus struck her vehicle head-on.
McComas was killed in the crash. She died at the scene.
McComas’s 3-year-old daughter was also in the car at the time of the accident. The child had to be transported to a local hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries. Officials said that she had to undergo an emergency surgery Monday afternoon.
There were no students on the school bus and the driver was not injured. Officials with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.
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.
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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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