Four people were taken to the hospital following a two pickup-truck wreck on Interstate 79 on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
At about 3 p.m., emergency responders were called to the wreck near the Star City exit. Monongalia County Sheriff ’s Deputy J. Wilhelm said it appeared a newer model Chevy truck lost control and struck an older model Chevy truck.
The newer model was traveling southbound, Wilhelm said. It appeared the truck might have missed the exit ramp, Deputy J. Morgan said. The truck travelled across a grassy area before colliding with the older model truck on the on-ramp. The driver of the new model truck was ejected out of the passenger window during the wreck, Morgan said. Three people, including a 2-year-old, were in the older model truck. The severity of their injuries was unknown. Deputies on scene did not release names of those involved in the crash.
In addition to the sheriff ’s department, Mon EMS, Westover Police and the Star City Volunteer Fire Department assisted. Crews closed the on-ramp while they tended to the wreck.
Four people were transported to the hospital, including the female driver of one of the vehicles, who was ejected out the passenger-side window.
2 thoughts on “Two Pickup Truck Accident on I-79 at Star City Exit in Morgantown”
It’s too bad they don’t develop and all-around air bag system to provide better all-around protection and make it standard with every vehicle. While it appears these were older vehicles involved in the accident, this type of thing happens all the time. I’m sure they’ll never make vehicles with the safety features of a NASCAR, but the technology is available to do a much better job than we’re currently seeing.
It’s so sad to hear about incidents like these. It is good to speak with a lawyer for consultation after an accident even if you do not believe you need one initially.