WDTV reports that the original accident happened on Monday, May 7, when Veronica McFoy, 41, was driving to the store and her vehicle went over an embankment. The vehicle landed on its side in a large amount of brush near Fairmont Road.
McFoy was trapped in her crashed vehicle for 3 days, due to injuries and/or the brush surrounding her car, before she was able to crawl out of the car and reach the roadside. A good samaritan then found her and called 911.
Crews were able to get McFoy to Ruby Memorial Hospital via helicopter by 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10. There has been no word on the extent of her injuries.
Officials with the Monongalia Sheriff’s Department are under the stages of investigation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2010 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 315 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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