Two people were injured at 8:15 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle traveling north on W.Va. 2 in Moundsville struck a building in the Elby's Plaza.
The driver, believed to be in his 60s and whose name was not released Thursday, told Moundsville police Sgt. Shawn Allman that he was on his way to Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale to be treated for a cut on his arm.
The man believed he blacked out while driving.
Photos by Jim Cochran
Firefighters work to extricate the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a building at the Elby’s Plaza in Moundsville on Thursday.
Tire tracks mark the vehicle’s path through the parking lot.
The vehicle went across the two southbound lanes, missing by inches a concrete standard holding a light pole, and continued across the parking lot before striking the Bryan Insurance Agency in the brick building.
Debris then fell, striking an employee of the agency - Katrina Moore, the only person in the office at the time.
Members of the Moundsville City Fire Department, the Moundsville Volunteer Fire Department and Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to free the motorist, who was alone in the vehicle.
Tri-State Ambulance Service transported the driver to the hospital. Moore also was transported to the hospital.