Mayor Injured in 3-Vehicle Car Accident in Clarksburg

Posted on Jan 18, 2012
January 18, 2012 – Clarksburg, W.Va. – Clarksburg Mayor Patsy Trecost was injured in a 3-vehicle car accident during the night on Monday, January 16.

reports that the accident happened on Route 50. Trecost’s vehicle and 2 others collided into each other on the roadway. Further details of how the accident occurred are not available at this time.

Trecost was injured in the accident had to be taken toRubyMemorialHospitalfor medical treatment. Trecost is said to be in fair condition.

Reports indicate that 2 more people were also injured, but their injuries were minor and neither of the victims required hospital care.

The names of the other 2 drivers have not been identified to the public at this time.

Currently, there has been no word on who is at fault for the incident. Officials have not said whether or not charges will be filed.

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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