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Two Injured in 18-Wheeler Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

Two people were killed in a motor vehicle accident that happened in Weirton.

Details about the Auto Accident

WTOV News is reporting that a total of two people were injured on an accident that happened along US Highway 22 in Weirton. The accident shut down lanes in both directions of the roadway and sent both of the people to be treated for their injuries at the hospital.

According to officials from the Weirton Police Department, the accident happened when a semi-truck that was pulled off on the side of the road was attempting to merge back onto 22 East and was rear-ended by an SUV. The SUV ended up getting lodged underneath the trailer of the 18-wheeler.

A woman was driving the SUV and there was a child in the passenger seat of the vehicle. Both of the people in the SUV had to be extracted from the vehikce and were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths involved in traffic accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014 alone, there were a total of 32,675 motor vehicle accident fatalities on US roadways.
  • There was a .7 percent decrease in the number of traffic fatalities from the year before.
  • DWI related fatalities also experienced a decrease from the year before.


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