Driver Hurt in Single-Vehicle Car Accident on I-79 in Harrison County

Posted on Nov 07, 2011

November 7, 2011 - Harrison County, W.Va. - A person was injured in a single-vehicle car accident during the afternoon on Saturday, November 5.

reports that the accident happened shortly after 1 p.m. on Interstate 79 near the Lost Creek exit. Officials said that a Mercury Mystique was travelling on the roadway when its driver lost control, causing the vehicle to drive off of the roadway. The Mystique then overturned and landed in a nearby ditch.

The driver was injured in the accident and had to be transported to United Hospital Center for treatment. There has been no word on the medical condition of the injured driver. The driver's identity has not yet been released.

The Mystique was the only vehicle involved in the accident. Reports do not indicate if there were any other passengers in the vehicle. No further injuries have been reported. The cause of the crash remains to be determined. The accident is under ongoing investigation.

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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