Single-Vehicle Car Accident in Morgantown Injures Man

Posted on Sep 27, 2011

September 27, 2011 - Morgantown, W.Va. ­- A man was taken to the hospital after he was involved in a single-vehicle car accident on Saturday, September 24.

A news story on WBOY reported that the accident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. on Don Knotts Boulevard. A red Ford Mustang was travelling southbound on the road when its driver lost control. The Mustang ran off of the roadway, then down an embankment before it finally crashed in a parking lot close to Hite Electric.

The driver, identified as Larry Capelety, had to be transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital immediately following the accident. The extent of his injuries remains unknown.

Capelety's vehicle was the only one related to this accident and there were no other passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident. No further injuries have been reported.

The accident is under further investigation and is being handled by the Morgantown Police.

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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