2 Injured in Single-Vehicle Car Crash near Shinnston, W.V.

Posted on Apr 11, 2012
April 11, 2012 – Shinnston, W.Va. – On Saturday, April 7, 2 people, including a high school student, were injured a single-vehicle car crash.

reports that the accident happened early in the morning on Adamsville Road when a vehicle crashed on the roadway. Exact details of how the accident occurred are not readily available at this time.

A person in the vehicle, a student at Lincoln High School, was thrown from the vehicle when it crashed. The student suffered head lacerations and a broken leg and had been flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital to receive immediate medical treatment.

Another passenger was also injured and flown to the hospital. That extent of that person’s injuries is unknown at this time.

The identities of those involved in the accident have not yet been released.

The cause of the accident remains to be determined. Officials with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department are in the process of 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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