November 2, 2011 - Monongalia County, W.Va. - After a car and tractor trailer crashed on Monday night, October 31, 2 people were sent to a local hospital.
According to a news story on WDTV, the accident happened at about 11:40 p.m. on Interstate 68. Based on police reports, a car was driving on the interstate when its driver lost control and the car overturned, landing upside down on the roadway.
It appears that a tractor trailer tried to swerve to avoid the car but ended up crashing into a concrete barrier and a guardrail.
The driver of the car and the driver of the tractor trailer were both injured in the accident and had to be taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital for medical attention.
The car's driver was in serious condition. Officials said that the driver of the tractor trailer suffered a broken arm.
The accident remains under investigation. Investigators said that black ice could have been a primary factor in 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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