December 7, 2011 – Harrison County, W.Va. – A man was killed in a car accident on Tuesday, December 6, after his car crashed into a tree.
WDTV reports that the incident occurred at about 8 a.m. on Johnstown Road. First responders said that 48-year-old Donald Hammond was involved in the fatal car accident that resulted in his car crashing into a tree.
Reports indicate that Hammond was responsive when emergency crews showed up at the scene. Following the accident, he was taken to United Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead.
Whether or not any other people were injured as a result of the crash is unclear.
Police believe Hammond had a medical condition that led to this fatal car accident. Further investigations are being handled by officials with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
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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