Woman Injured when SUV Flips on I-79 in Monongalia County, West Virginia

Posted on May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012 – Monongalia County, W.Va. – A person had to be taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle car crash on Friday, May 18.

WBOY reports that the accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 79, near the Interstate 68 split. Police said that a woman was driving her SUV along the interstate when she became distracted and her vehicle went off of the highway.

The woman then over corrected, causing the SUV to travel back across multiple lanes before rolling on its side and going over and embankment.

The woman was injured and had to be transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital for medical treatment. Officials said that she appears to have suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The SUV was the only vehicle involved in the accident and there appears to have been no other passengers in the vehicle. No further injuries have been reported.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2010 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 315 fatalities as a result of car accidents in WestVirginia.

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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