WBOY states that the incident happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Point Marion Road, near the Pennsylvania state line. Officials with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department indicate that a vehicle was driving in the wrong direction in the southbound lane when it crashed into a second vehicle head on.
The impact of the accident caused 4 people to suffer injuries. A man and 3 women had to be taken to an area hospital following the collision. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.
The names of those involved in the accident have not yet been revealed.
There has been no information on whether or not charges have been or will be filed in relation to this accident.
At this time, it is unclear what caused the first vehicle to be in the wrong lane of traffic. The accident is under ongoing investigation by the Monongalia 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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