Man Suffers Fatal Injuries in ATV Accident in Upshur County

Posted on Dec 22, 2011

December 22, 2011 – Upshur County, W.Va. – After an ATV lost control and left the path it was travelling, on Sunday, December 18, a man was left fatally injured.

reports that the incident happened at around 11 p.m. on Mt. Nebo Road. Officials said that John Brady, 38, of Buckhannon, was driving his ATV along the roadway when it slipped off of the pavement. Brady then lost control of the ATV and was ejected from the vehicle as it wrecked.

Brady suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel.

Brady seems to be the only injury endured by this crash as the ATV was the only vehicle associated in the accident and there were no other passengers on the vehicle at the time.

The cause of the accident remains to be determined. Investigations are being handled by officials with the Upshur 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.

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