Motorcyclist Dies After Motorcycle and SUV Collide in Monongalia County

Posted on Sep 22, 2011

September 22, 2011 - Monongalia County, W.Va. - A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday, September 20, when he was struck by an SUV.

A news story at WBOY states that the accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fairchance Road and Heavy Haul Road. Deputies of the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department said that James Butler, 27, of Morgantown, was driving his motorcycle when he was struck by an SUV that was attempting to turn left at the intersection.

Butler was fatally injured in the accident and he was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV, Michael Hall, 35, of Granville, was not injured in the crash.

The motorcycle and the SUV were the only vehicles to have been connected to the accident. No further injuries or fatalities have been brought forth.

There has been no word on whether or not charges will be filed in connection with this accident. The crash continues to be investigated.

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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