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ELKINS — One person was transported by helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after a single-vehicle accident on Beverly Five Lane across from the United Parcel Service Center Tuesday morning.
At approximately 5:42 a.m., deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the crash after a citizen reported to 911 seeing a vehicle crossing both lanes of traffic and going over an embankment, officials said.
Sgt. Police said Bryce Kogar and Deputy Zach Pingley of the RCSO were the first to arrive at the scene and noticed a vehicle had struck the guardrail, with the side wheel and tire detached from the vehicle.
Because the car was traveling at a high speed, it was able to continue beyond the guardrail before crossing an embankment and crashing into several trees, even though it only had three wheels, according to officials.
Bingley found the driver of the vehicle unresponsive with a faint radial pulse, according to an RCSO news release. Randolph County Emergency Squad arrived at the scene and were unable to find a pulse for the driver. Life-saving measures were then taken on the driver and he was gone “Bring him back to life.” The release states that .
“I’m glad Deputy Bingley was nearby when the incident occurred.” Randolph County Sheriff Rob Elbon told the Inter-Mountain Wednesday. “He was the first to get there and performed as many life-saving measures as he could until someone arrived to help him.
“You never know what the deal is in this type of accident. You don’t know if they were injured from a car wreck, or a medical emergency.”
The driver, who was immediately transported to Morgantown, is suspected of having a medical emergency while driving, police said. The driver’s name had not been revealed at press time.
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