WDTV reports that the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. on Jamison Road. According to deputies on the scene, the man was driving along the road when he lost control of his car, causing it to flip and land upside-down.
The man was injured in the crash. He had to be transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital for medical treatment. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. The man’s identity has also not been released to the public yet.
Reports indicate that only one vehicle was involved in the crash. No further injuries have been reported.
The cause of the accident remains to be determined. Deputies said that excessive speed could have been a primary factor. The accident is under the stages of investigation by 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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