Injury Accident Involving Tractor Trailer near Westover

Posted on Nov 14, 2011

November 14, 2011 - Westover, W.Va. - An accident involving a tractor trailer and another vehicle sent at least one person to the hospital on Friday, November 11.

A news report from WBOY indicates that the accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. near the Westover Interstate 79 on-ramp. Officials could say only that the tractor trailer and one other vehicle were involved in the accident. Further details of how the accident occurred are not yet available.

The woman that was driving the tractor trailer was hurt in the accident and had to be driven to a local hospital. The extent of her injuries is currently unknown. According to officials, the woman was conscious when she was transported to the hospital.

Whether or not anyone in the second vehicle was injured is unclear.

The identities of those involved in the accident have not yet been released. The accident is under ongoing stages of investigation by local authorities.

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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