November 4, 2011 - Nicholas County, W.Va. - A young boy was hospitalized after he was hit by a truck on Thursday, November 3.
The Charleston Gazette reports that the accident happened at around 7 a.m. along W.Va. 55. Nicholas County Sheriff Wetzel Bennett said that the 12-year-old boy was walking to a bus stop at the time of the accident. He was hit by an oncoming Ford F-350 before he made it to the bus stop.
The boy was injured in the accident and had to be transported to Summersville Regional Medical Center to receive medical treatment. Officials said that the boy was complaining of shoulder pain immediately following the accident.
The truck's driver, whose identity has not yet been publically released, was travelling to work when his vehicle hit the boy.
So far, investigators have not found any evidence to suggest that alcohol or drugs were a factor in this accident. The accident remains under 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.
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