October 18, 2011 - Doddridge County, W.Va. - On Saturday, October 15, 10 people, including 4 children, were injured in a car accident that involved 3 vehicles.
WDTV reports that the accident happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Old U.S. Route 50, near Rock Run Road when a van, white Pontiac, and red Neon crashed on the roadway. Exact details of the accident aren't yet available.
The 6 occupants of the van were injured in the accident. The male driver, 31, a female passenger, 21, 3 children, ages 9, 8 and 2, and a 10 month old infant were taken to United Hospital Center (UHC) of treatment. All of the victims were later transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital.
The driver and a teenage passenger in the Neon had to be taken to UHC but have since been treated and released.
The 2 people that were in the Pontiac were also injured. The teenage driver is at Ruby Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and his passenger is being treated at UHC.
Officials found empty beer cans in the van and believe that alcohol could've been a factor in the accident. The Doddridge County Sheriff's Department is 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.
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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