Several 911 centers across North Central West Virginia reported dozens of vehicle accidents on Sunday morning as a result of the icy, hazardous road conditions.
Marion County 911 said it dispatched authorities to almost 30 accidents, including one in Fairmont around 8 a.m. which involved one vehicle on Cleveland Avenue, causing one person to be trapped in the vehicle to later be taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Marion Country 911 said the driver hit a patch of ice and drove off of the road.
Another accident in Tucker County resulted in one person being injured after a vehicle collision involving a snow truck. Tucker County EMS took the victim to Garrett Memorial Hospital in Maryland. No word on the extent of his or her injuries.
About 25 weather-related wrecks were reported in Kanawha County by mid-Sunday afternoon. Ice, slush, snow and ponding water all posed travel dangers as the weather shifted from snow to rain. The National Weather Service said there is a flood watch for Kanawha and surrounding areas from 1 p.m. Sunday through Monday afternoon.
While accidents during hazardous conditions may not always be preventable, there are precautions that can be taken to help prevent them. Read more to find out how you can prepare yourself for hazardous driving condition in West Virginia.
If you have been the victim of an accident at the fault of another due to their unsafe driving practices it is important that you contact an attorney immediately. If you or a family member has been injured in a car crash, please contact our car accident lawyers for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys can be reached at (304) 599-4229, or by e-mail.