GILBERT — A car accident involving a single vehicle occurred Wednesday evening on U.S Route 52 near the residential area of Horsepen W.Va.
Jennifer Browning of Gilbert W.Va. was traveling south on U.S. Route 52 in a white Hyundai Elantra when at approximately 7:30 p.m. she traveled across the yellow line and collided with a stone wall beside the road that leads to a private residence.
Neighbors who heard the crash initially thought the sound from the impact was thunder or a coal truck.
“When I first heard the loud noise, it reminded me of thunder,” said a neighbor at the scene. “Then I thought that maybe a coal truck had wrecked it was so loud.”
After the impact, Browning’s vehicle slid approximately 40 or 45 further south before coming to a stop. The initial impact to the car happened on the front drivers side wheel causing the windshield to crack and extensive damage to the wheel.
Neighbors gathered outside to check on Browning and call for help. The Gilbert Volunteer Fire Department and Elite Care EMS responded to the call at approximately 7:45.
The GVFD directed traffic to the northbound lane around the accident while Elite Care EMS responded to Browning. Browning declined being taken to the hospital but requested law enforcement at the scene.
Trooper First Class J.K. Harris and Trooper Kania with the West Virginia State Police arrived at the scene at approximately 8:30 p.m. Trooper Harris was the investigating officer at the accident.
Madalin Sammons is a reporter for the Williamson Daily News. Madalin can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 304-664-8225.