Hit and Run Accident in Hepzibah Hospitalizes Pedestrian

Posted on Sep 23, 2011

September 23, 2011 - Hepzibah, W.Va. - A person was injured in a hit and run accident on Wednesday, September 21.

reports that the accident happened at about 5:45 p.m. on Route 19, near Allen Street. According to Sheriff's deputies, a pedestrian was walking along the roadway when they were struck by a Dodge pickup truck.

The pedestrian was injured in the accident and had to be transported to a local hospital for treatment. There is currently no word on the extent of the victim's injuries. The identity of the victim remains concealed to the public at this time.

The driver of the pickup truck drove off immediately following the accident. Police are still searching for him or her. The truck is said to be a green Dodge pickup that has a damaged side mirror on the passenger side.

The accident is under ongoing investigation. All further investigations are being handled by 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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