|By Drew Moody|
Not long after the start of a charity 4-Wheel Poker Run Saturday morning
in Stouts Mills, a serious accident involving a husband and wife sent
them both to the Ruby Memorial Hospital trauma center.
the couple were on separate 4-wheelers and neither were wearing helmets.
The woman was thrown from her ATV onto the paved roadway. She is thought
to have sustained serious head trauma and reportedly was unconscious
in the road.
The woman is in critical condition, a nursing supervisor at Ruby
Memorial said about 10 p.m. Sunday. The man is in stable condition.
Mountain Sun will release the victims names as soon as information can
be confirmed by the West Virginia State Police.
The man may have suffered back injuries. He was apparently conscious and
alert at the scene.
An official at the scene, but not involved with the investigation, said
one 4-wheeler got rear-ended. The couple's 4-wheelers sustained
significant damage. One had a broken axle, witnesses said.
The wreck occurred about two miles from Route 5 on Sliding Road, around
10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The collision occurred at apparently a relatively slow rate of speed,
perhaps 10 to 15 miles per hour, according to witnesses.
The accident apparently involved three ATVs, although no information is
available at this time on the third rider or how they were involved in
Stouts Mills is about seven miles east of Glenville on Route 5.
Both victims were transported to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital and
then sent on to Morgantown.
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