Pedestrian Struck by Tractor Trailer in Charles Town, W.V.
A man struck by a tractor trailer as he walked across U.S. Route 340 in Charles Town, W.V., on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 21, was airlifted to a nearby medical facility with serious injuries, according to The Journal. Initial reports indicate the man was crossing the highway at Jefferson Terrace Road when he was hit by a tractor trailer traveling northbound on U.S. 340. The accident remains under investigation.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs) are likely to be involved in a fatal truck accident at rates at least 11% higher than single tractor trailers.