November 8, 2011 - Harrison County, W.Va. - A woman and a child were injured a single-vehicle car accident during the afternoon on Saturday, November 5.
WDTV reports that the accident happened at about 1:15 p.m. on Sun Valley Road. According to police, a vehicle was driving on the roadway towards Route 50 when it went off of the road and crashed into a tree.
The vehicle's driver, Amanda Adkins, 27, of Clarksburg, and a 7-year-old girl that was riding in a booster seat in the back of her vehicle sustained injuries. Both victims had to be taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital immediately following the accident. According to Sheriff's deputies, both people seemed to have suffered serious injuries.
As of Monday, November 7, Adkins had been released from the hospital and the young girl was listed to be in "good condition."
The accident remains under investigation by the Harrison 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.
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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