May 21, 2012 – Fairmont, W.Va. – A man had to be flown to the hospital after his motorcycle crashed into an SUV on Sunday, May 20.
WDTV indicates that the incident happened at around 7:30 p.m. on the corner of Maple Street. According to witnesses at the scene, the motorcyclist was attempting to turn at a stop sign when he crashed into the side of an SUV. The motorcycle then overturned, causing its driver to land with his head under the SUV.
The motorcyclist was injured in the accident and had to be transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment. Witnesses said that the injured man was coherent on site and appeared to have suffered a few scratches and bruises.
The SUV’s driver was not reported to have sustained any injuries.
The cause of the accident remains to be determined. There has been no word on whether or not charges will be filed. The crash is under ongoing investigation by officials with the Fairmont Police Department.
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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