September 19, 2011 - Harrison County, W.Va. - An ATV accident in Harrison County left a man in the hospital on Saturday, September 17.
According to reports from WDTV, the accident occurred at about 6 p.m. in Arlington near 7th Street. According to police, the man, 40, was travelling from a private property to the rail trail when he lost control of his ATV as he attempted to drive it down a hill. The ATV went off of the roadway and crashed into a tree.
The man was ejected from the vehicle when it crashed. He had to be airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital to be treated for neck, back, and leg injuries. The extent of the man's injuries still remains unknown.
Based on reports, no other vehicles have been revealed that were associated with this incident and no other injuries have been brought forth. The root of the accident remains unannounced due to further investigations by State Police.
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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