September 21, 2011 - Mon County, W.Va. - A man was fatally injured after his motorcycle was struck by a car on Tuesday, September 20.
A story from WDTV reports that the accident happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. when the car and the motorcycle collided, seemingly head-on, in the roadway. Further details as to how the accident occurred are not yet available.
A witness on the scene said that the motorcyclist was killed in the accident, which was confirmed later by police. Whether or not the driver of the car was injured in the accident is undetermined.
The number of people that may have been involved in the accident is also currently unclear. The root of the accident remains to be resolved as the accident is under ongoing investigation by authorities in Mon County.
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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