EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSNorthbound Lanes Of U.S. 119 Reopen After Accident That Injures One
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Reported: Aug. 22, 2013 9:32 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 22, 2013 1:20 PM EDT
South Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
U.S. 119 northbound lanes were reopened after a Thursday morning accident in which a woman's car crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer and partially went under the rig.
John Taylor, captain of the South Charleston Fire Department, said a woman traveling near Childress Plaza struck the tractor-trailer with her vehicle. The woman, whose name has not been released, had to be cut out of her vehicle by South Charleston police. Her car was stuck in the truck's rig.
The woman was taken to a Charleston hospital to be treated for a cut on her head. Greg Clowd, the driver of the tractor-trailer, was not injured.
Clowd said he was on his way to Lexington, Ky., at the time of the wreck. The truck driver said he noticed the woman swerving, as her passed her car in another lane. Clowd said he was stopped in the right lane at a traffic light when he heard and felt the impact of a loud boom.
"It moved the truck probably 5 or 6 feet when she hit me," Clowd said. "She never hit her brakes; she just hit me right on. She's was probably going 50 to 55 mph."
Driver Peter Pagano witnessed the accident and said the woman is lucky to be alive.
"He (Clowd) was stopped dead, and she drove right underneath," Pagano said. "The Lord was with her. God was with her all the way because she's alive."
The South Charleston Police Department is investigating the accident. It has not been determined if the driver of the vehicle that hit the tractor-trailer will face charges.
Northbound lanes of U.S. 119 reopened Thursday after a wreck in which a car collided with a tractor-trailer and went underneath the rig.
The lanes reopened about 10:30 a.m.
The accident happened about 9:30 a.m. near the Childress Plaza, Metro 911 said. One person was transported to the hospital.
One person was transported to the hospital Thursday morning after a vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer and went underneath the rig, emergency officials said.
The accident happened about 9:30 a.m. on U.S. 119 North near the Childress Plaza, Metro 911 said.
Kanawha County Emergency Management reported that the South Charleston Fire Department was able to remove a patient from the vehicle, and the person was taken to the hospital.
The northbound lanes of U.S. 119 were shut down while emergency officials were working to clear the scene.
The northbound lanes of U.S. 119 were shut down after a report of a vehicle going under a tractor-trailer, Metro 911 said.
The accident happened about 9:30 a.m. near Childress Plaza, an emergency dispatcher said.
South Charleston Police were en route to the accident. It was unclear if there were any injuries.
Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
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