By Jean A. Flanagan
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, a single vehicle left the eastbound lane of Corridor H, traveled into the westbound lane, crashed through the guardrails and continued over the embankment. The crash was near the Upper Skaggs Run Road exit of the corridor.[private]
According to Hardy County 911, Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department, Mathias-Baker Volunteer Fire Department, Fraley Ambulance Service and the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority responded, as did the Hardy County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia Division of Highways.
A single, unidentified male occupant was pulled from the wreckage. Emergency responders with the MVFD used a basket and ropes to get the individual from the vehicle, more than 300 feet below the roadway, to an awaiting ambulance.
According to 911 Director Paul Lewis, a Rope Rescue Team from Mineral County was called, but then cancelled.
The occupant was alert and talking during the rescue, but was transported to Grant Memorial Hospital. According to Hardy County Sheriff’s Department, there was no indication he was impaired and no charges will be filed. His condition is not known at press time.
As darkness fell on the crash site, DOH personnel requested the vehicle be left until the next day.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.[/private]