Reports from WBOY states that the accident occurred at around 2 a.m. on Jess Tennant Road, close to Blacksville. According to officials with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle was driving along the road when its driver ended up losing control of the wheel, which led the vehicle to leave the road. The vehicle then crashed into a tree and flipped.
The 2 occupants of the vehicle were wounded in the accident. The driver, Matthew Wood, had to be airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital by HealthNet. His passenger, Megan Moore, was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The medical conditions of the victims are unknown at this time.
Marion County emergency response crews were on the scene in response to the accident. The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department.
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.