WBOY states that the incident happened just before 9 p.m. on Route 250, close to Katy Road. According to witnesses on the scene, the boulder fell onto the road and into the path of an oncoming Marion County Rescue squad truck. The truck then crashed into the boulder.
A person was hurt in the collision and had to be taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital to receive medical assistance. The victims injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
The crash is under the stages of investigation. Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department are handling the investigation.
In this type of case, it may be proven that the city is at fault for not properly preparing the roads in the event of falling debris. This could warrant a claim if serious injuries ensued.
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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