BOAZ -One person was taken to the hospital with injuries following a mid-morning accident Friday on West Virginia 14, south of Boaz.
The Wood County Sheriff's Department, the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department and ambulances were dispatched around 10:15 a.m. to a two-vehicle accident on W.Va. 14 between Vienna and Boaz.
Megan Roberts was driving a Ford Taurus heading toward Boaz when she lost control and slid into the path of an on-coming Toyota Tacoma, driven by Eric Otstot, traveling south toward to Vienna, Wood County Sheriff's Deputy David Tennant said.
Photo by Jody Murphy
Vienna volunteer firefighters clean up a two-vehicle wreck on W.Va. 14 Friday morning. Officials said slick road conditions caused a Ford Taurus to slide into the path of another vehicle. The female driver of the Taurus suffered “serious, but not life-threatening injuries.”
"She hit a slick spot in the road and started fish-tailing," said Deputy Sheriff T.L. Allen of the accident Friday morning.
The Taurus was struck on the driver's side by the truck. Roberts had to be cut from the vehicle.
She suffered "serious, but not life-threatening injuries," Allen said.
The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries.
Both drivers were alert and talking when emergency personnel arrived, Allen said.
Tennant said no citations were issued for the accident.
Vehicle accidents continued to be reported Friday evening, officials said.
An accident in the area of Gihon and Lost Pavement roads took place around 4 p.m. Friday, he said. A vehicle turned over on its side, leaving the driver entrapped.
Tennant said the driver was removed from the vehicle but refused to be transported to a hospital.
The sheriff's office responded to about nine traffic accidents from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, he said.
"We didn't have any with serious injuries," said Tennant of the vehicle accidents Friday night.
"I know we've had accidents coming in all over the city and county," said a Wood County 911 Center dispatcher.
Dispatchers said they were busy with reports for police and fire departments in the area.