Two seriously hurt in single-car crash

PARKERSBURG – A one-vehicle accident sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries Monday night, city police said.

Around 8:30 p.m. Monday the Parkersburg fire and police departments responded to the 2800 block of Pike Street in front of the southside Bob Evans and Wal-Mart for an accident with injury.

Sgt. J.D. Hart with the Parkersburg Police Department said witnesses on the scene Monday said a woman driver was “going really slow and then ended up in the ditch.” He said officers had not had a chance to ask the driver or passenger questions and the investigation was ongoing.

Hart said the injuries sustained by both women were serious but non-life threatening.

The vehicle, which was traveling south on Pike Street, was removed from the ditch with heavy front-end damage.

Chief Eric Taylor with the Parkersburg Fire Department said two patients were trapped inside the Pontiac when units arrived on the scene. He said the Jaws of Life was used to remove the two females. Taylor said one was unconscious and unresponsive at the time.

Both were transported to Camden Clark Medical Center, Taylor said.

The names and conditions of the two people were unavailable Monday night.