Several injured in Monday accidents


BUCKHANNON – Several Monday accidents remain under investigation including two involving motor vehicles and pedestrians on Island Avenue.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., Monday, a woman was reportedly struck while walking near Cook’s Tobacco & More on Island Avenue.

Witnesses on the scene reported the truck backed over the woman. Traffic was partially blocked on Island Avenue for a short period of time due to the incident.

According to investigating officer Angel McCauley, Brenda McCullough, 71, was accidentally struck by a 2017 Ford F-350 operated by Mike Frederick, III, 57, Buckhannon, as she passed behind the truck.

Dispatch reports confirmed the woman sustained a broken leg as a result of the accident.

She was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital by Upshur County EMS and then transported by HealthNet to Ruby Memorial Hospital for further treatment of her injuries.

McCullough remained alert and conscious during the incident. She was able to communicate with emergency personnel.

She was pushing a dog in a stroller at the time of the accident. The dog was not injured in the incident, though the stroller was damaged.

According to McCauley, Frederick was not cited as a result of the incident, and that McCullough was possibly in the driver’s blind spot.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., a man riding a bicycle was struck by a Toyota Tacoma in the same area of Island Avenue.

Anita Campbell, 64, Buckhannon, was backing out of the Cook’s parking lot when she struck Gregory Allen Winters, 57, Buckhannon.

According to investigating officer Lt. Doug Loudin, Winters refused transport by EMS to the hospital for treatment but was instead treated on the scene.

Winter’s bicycle was heavily damaged in the incident.

At 12:25 p.m., Monday, a 62 year-old man reportedly fell off a dump truck on Robinson Road, off Cherry Fork in southern Upshur County.

Dispatch reported the man suffered rib injuries. He was life-flighted by HealthNet to another facility for treatment of injuries.

After the establishment of a landing zone, Healthnet responded to the scene at 1:37 p.m.

No further details of this incident were available as of press time.

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