December 8, 2011 – Randolph County, W.Va. – A person was injured when a pick-up truck and a tractor-trailer crashed into a house on Wednesday, December 7.
WDTV reports that the accident happened at about 3 p.m. off of Route 219 North in Montrose. Officials arrived on the scene to find the tractor-trailer and the pick-up truck partially inside the house. Exact details of how the accident occurred are not yet available.
A woman who was in the house at the time of the accident was injured and had to be transported to Davis Memorial Hospital. Her injuries have been described as non-life threatening.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was reported to be free of injury after the crash. Whether or not the driver of the pick-up truck has been injured is unclear.
Officials with the Elkins Fire Department, the Leading Creek Fire Department and Randolph County EMS were on the scene in response to the accident.
The accident continues to be investigated by local authorities.
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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