2 Injured When Car Overturns on I-79 in Lewis County

Posted on Oct 20, 2011

October 20, 2011 - Lewis County, W.Va. - On Tuesday evening, October 18, 2 people were flown to the hospital following a single-vehicle car accident.

According to a report from WBOY, the accident occurred at around 6:15 p.m. on Interstate 79, at the Jane Lew exit. The vehicle was driving on the roadway when its driver lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn.

The 2 occupants were trapped in the vehicle when emergency response crews arrived on the scene. Crews had to cut them free from the vehicle.

Helicopters were on the scene to transport the 2 victims to Ruby Memorial Hospital. The severity of the victims injuries are not known at this time. The identities of those involved have also not been revealed to the public yet.

The accident is under stages of investigation by the Lewis County Sheriff's Department. Officials from Lewis County EMS and Jane Lew and Weston fire departments were also on the scene in response 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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