December 19, 2011 – Marion County, W.Va. – A single-vehicle car accident left a man in the hospital in the morning of Saturday, December 17.
According to a news story on WDTV, the accident occurred at about 7 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Route 250. According to officials on the scene, the man was driving his SUV along the roadway when it drove off the left side, causing the SUV to crash into a local store and overturn. The vehicle ended up coming to a rest on its roof.
The man was wounded in the accident and had to be transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital via helicopter right after the incident. There is currently no word on the severity of his injuries. The man’s identity has not yet been released to the public.
The SUV was the only vehicle involved in the accident. The cause of the accident remains to be determined as investigations are being handled by officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.
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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