November 22, 2011 – Randolph County, W.Va. – A man was injured when he was struck by a car near Chenoweth Creek on Monday, November 21.
WDTV reports that the accident happened at about 8 p.m. on the Five Lane in Elkins. The man was walking when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Further details of how the accident occurred are not yet available.
The man was not moving when officials arrived on the scene but reports indicate that he breathing. His medical condition remains unknown.
The identities of the injured man and the driver that hit him have not yet been released to the public.
There has been no word on whether or not charges will be filed in connection with this accident. The root of the accident remains to be determined. The accident is under the stages of investigation by officials with the Elkins Police 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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