Driver killed when coal truck overturns at Massey site

Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at 4:11 pm    

A coal hauling truck overturned at the Massey Energy Co.  mine site in West Virginia killing the worker that was driving. According to officials, the truck overturned at 5:30 p.m. in Scarbro. Federal mine investigators are looking into an accident and believe that the cause is icy roads and faulty brakes in the truck. The […]

Strict concussion rules issued for Pop Warner football

Posted on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 8:44 am    

Children who play in Pop Warner football leagues are now required to have a licensed medical professional that is trained in concussion recognition to clear them in order for them to be able to return to the playing field. The youth football league has over 280,000 players across the nation. Young players are more susceptible […]

Two killed in separate West Virginia accidents

Posted on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 1:55 pm    

Two people were killed in separate  car accidents in West Virginia last week. The first accident occurred around noon on the northbound lanes of Interstate 79. The car ran off of the roadway onto the median before hitting a culvert and returning back to the roadway and rolling multiple times. A crash later that same […]

Workplace deaths down in West Virginia

Posted on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 2:18 pm    

Work place-related deaths are down in West Virginia for the first time since 2002. According to preliminary figures, 41 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2009. This number is the lowest since 2002, which had 40 work-related deaths. The number one cause for deaths was highway accidents followed by being hit by falling objects […]

West Virgina man killed in truck accident

Posted on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 1:32 pm    

A West Virginia man was killed and two more injured in a truck accident on Saturday. The accident occurred as a 41-year-old man was traveling southbound down U.S. 301 and  hit the rear of a semi-truck that was stopped at a traffic light. Two other West Virginia men, ages 20 and 34, were transported to […]

Car crashes into dentist office in Clarksburg

Posted on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 at 12:12 pm    

Clarksburg police have found the vehicle that crashed into a dentist’s office last week. According to a detective, the accident occurred as a young girl who did not have a license, drove her mother’s car and accidentally crashed into the dentist’s office. She then panicked and fled the scene by foot and returned later to […]

Tractor trailer and lumber truck involved in accident

Posted on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 1:09 pm    

A tractor-trailer and lumber truck were involved in a collision on U.S. 340 causing three people to be sent to the hospital. According to West Virginia State Police, the tractor-trailer was traveling south down the roadway and the lumber truck was traveling on 230 when tractor-trailer ran a red light at the intersection causing the […]

Mountain state basketball coach charged with drunken driving

Posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 1:15 pm    

The athletic director and basketball coach at Mountain State University was arrested and charged with drunken driving last week. According to the web site for the jail that he was brought to, the coach was booked into jail at 3:10 a.m. and posted a $1,000 bond. The man’s trial date has not been set and […]

Fire at West Virginia fire station ruled an accident

Posted on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 1:01 pm    

A fire that destroyed a West Virginia fire station has now been ruled an accident. Officials from the Fire Marshall’s Office have said that the fire began from an electrical fault, but an exact cause to the start of the fire is still under investigation. The department has been moved to a temporary place because […]

Bus accident in West Virginia injures 21

Posted on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 1:32 pm    

A bus accident last week in Wyoming County, WV left 21 people injured. According to reports, the residential facility bus was heading down the roadway when a car crossed the center line and struck the bus head-on. The impact of the crash caused the bus to go off of the side of the road and […]