The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 2, 2012

Ambulance struck on Byrd Drive in Crab Orchard

By Sarah Plummer
Register-Herald Reporter


A Jan-Care Ambulance was struck on Robert C. Byrd Drive in Crab Orchard around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, sustaining significant damage and injuring one crew member, confirmed Jan-Care Operations Director Paul Seaman.

Seaman explained that Jan-Care Ambulance Medic 36 was traveling northbound on Robert C. Byrd Drive and proceeded with a green light into the Cross Street intersection near Whitesville State Bank when it was struck.

Seaman said the ambulance left the roadway, came to rest on its driver-side door and sustained significant damage.

One crew member had minor injuries and was released from Raleigh General Hospital later Wednesday evening, he said.

The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle that struck the ambulance spun around and slid into the southbound lane of traffic and struck a pickup truck.

The crash is still under investigation by Sgt. T.L. Miles of the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, and charges may be pending.

Jan-Care Ambulance, Best Ambulance, Sophia City Fire Department and Sophia Area Fire Department responded to the scene.

No other details were available.