Truck vs house sends one to hospital


GRAFTON—Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the call of vehicle into a house with an entrapment and injuries, on Tuesday.

The call came in to Harrison-Taylor 911 dispatch at approximately 8:30 p.m. Members from each department quickly sprang into action and responded to the scene at the corner of West Boyd and Chestnut Streets, near the Fetterman area of Taylor County.

According to officials from the Grafton Police Department, the investigating entity, the driver of a pickup truck left the roadway, possibly after experiencing a health issue, and traveled through a grassy area before striking the corner of the home.

Family members revealed that the damaged area of the home was the family’s kitchen, and the exterior wall was broken through, leaving a gaping hole in the home.

Officials confirmed that the truck then turned over on its side before coming to a stop. Members of the Grafton Fire Department had to use tools to cut the driver free from the wreckage.

The driver was then treated at the scene while officials waited for HealthNet to arrive at the landing zone, which was set up at Grafton City Hospital. The victim was taken by the Taylor County Emergency Medical Squad via ambulance to the helicopter and was flown to WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.

The driver’s condition was not known at press time. However, no injuries were reported from those in the residence.

The vehicle accident is still under investigation by the Grafton Police Department at this time.

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Department was also on scene to assist.

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