Two Injured in Three-Vehicle Accident in Fayette County, Tractor Trailer Wrecks Again, This Time in Malden

From today’s Register-Herald:

Two are injured in three-vehicle wreck

Register-Herald Reporter
Two people were reportedly injured after a three-car accident in Fayette County, State Police said.

The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. on W.Va. 61 in the Mill Creek area and near the Raleigh County line, Sgt. Bill Scott said. One person was taken to Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill and another to Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. The identities of those involved in the accident were not available.

The accident remains under investigation by Trooper 1st Class K.D. Horrocks, Scott said.

Also in the news today, from the State Journal:

Tractor-Trailer Overturns in Malden

Posted Thursday, February 7, 2008 ; 06:14 AM

No injuries reported.

MALDEN — Georges Drive in the Kanawha County town of Malden was temporarily closed early Thursday morning due to an overturned tractor-trailer.

The driver of the truck, who says he’s unfamiliar with the area, made a wrong turn onto Georges Drive around 2:45 a.m.

When another vehicle came towards him from the opposite direction with its bright headlights on, he swerved, causing his tractor-trailer to roll over into the adjoining creek.

The driver was not injured, and he was not hauling any cargo.

Note: For the life of me, I can’t understand why tractor trailer drivers in West Virginia can’t drive slowly on twisty West Virginia roads – especially if they are unfamiliar with the area. But then again, it is the most dangerous to be around tractor trailers driven by locals. They know each curve, so they speed around them. I once witnessed a tractor trailer, without the trailer attached, speeding through Gap Mills, West Virginia. He didn’t even bother slowing down for a large curve. Around the corner, there was an accident and traffic was backed up. At the last second the tractor trailer driver swerved and slammed on his brakes, very nearly missing an SUV filled with children. Unfortunately, innocent children such as these are not always so lucky. – John H. Bryan, West Virginia car accident attorney.

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