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Catastrophe narrowly avoided

By Staff | Apr 29, 2009

HIT AND MISS — The driver of this Nissan Altima narrowly avoided serious injury in an accident on W.Va. 18 when a post from a road sign (left) came through the roof on the passenger side.

A Tyler County native was transported to Sistersville General Hospital for treatment after narrowly avoiding a fatal injury on April 27.

Megan Dennison of Friendly was traveling north on W.Va. 18 at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday in a 2000 Nissan Altima when she ran off the road. According to law enforcement, the vehicle traveled a short distance on the shoulder of the road before bouncing across a driveway, flipping onto its top and striking an embankment.

A road sign was clipped in the process which caused a post to come through the roof on the passenger side, a few feet from the driver.

Dennison was extricated by the Sistersville Volunteer Fire Department and transported to SGH by Sistersville EMS for treatment of her injuries. She was later transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital in Ohio for further treatment.

The vehicle was declared a total loss.

The accident was investigated by Sheriff Bob Kendle and Cpl. Shannon Huffman of the Tyler County Sheriff’s Department.