WDTV revealed that the incident occurred early in the morning on Wyatt Road, near the Harrison-Marion county line. Sheriff’s deputies said that a vehicle was driving along the roadway when its driver lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn and land on its roof.
The driver and a passenger were both trapped in the vehicle after the crash. Emergency response crews had to cut them out of the car.
Both men were airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital right after the accident. The severity of their injuries is currently unknown.
The identities of the injured men have not been made public, though officials said that both men are in their early twenties. Authorities also suggest that speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident.
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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