November 1, 2011 - Marion County, W.Va. - A person was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Monday, October 31.
WBOY reports that the accident happened at about 7 a.m. on Four States Road. According to authorities on the scene, the car was travelling on the road when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to veer off of the roadway. The vehicle then crashed into a telephone pole.
Reports indicate that 2 people were in the vehicle at the time of the accident. One of the occupants, described as a middle-aged man, was injured and had to be taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital immediately following the accident. The man suffered head trauma and lacerations.
The second person in the vehicle was not taken to the hospital.
The identities of those involved in the accident have not yet been released.
The accident remains under investigation by deputies of 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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