Woman Killed When Rotor Falls from Trailer Causing Randolph County Crash

Posted on Nov 08, 2011

November 8, 2011 - Beverly, W.Va. - A woman was killed when metal equipment from a trailer went through her windshield on Sunday, November 6.

According to a news report on WBOY, the crash occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Routes 219 and 250. Officials with the Randolph County Sheriff's Department said that a small-sized red car was towing a trailer stocked with car rotors and other metal objects. One of the rotors fell free from the trailer and smashed through the windshield of a minivan driving behind the trailer.

A female passenger that was riding in the minivan became the victim of the flying rotor and she was declared dead at the accident scene.

The names of those involved in the incident haven't been publically released. No further injuries or fatalities have been reported in relation with this accident. The accident is under ongoing investigation. Anyone with information on the accident has been asked to contact the Randolph County Sherriff'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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