1 person extricated from vehicle after accident on Benedum Drive


UPDATE (2/17/2020 3:30 p.m.)

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The Bridgeport Police Department has released additional information on the accident that resulted in a woman being taken to United Hospital Center.

Officers said a female driver was heading eastbound on Benedum Drive in Bridgeport when she hit a ditch, causing the car to flip over on its top. Police said the woman was taken to UHC by ambulance. Benedum drive was temporarily closed while crews cleaned up the accident, but it has since reopened, according to police.

ORIGINAL (2/17/2020 2:27 p.m.)

A single-vehicle accident has occurred on Benedum Drive in Bridgeport, near the park and ride by Freedom Kia.

According to the Harrison County 911 Communications Center, the accident was reported at approximately 1:50 on Monday afternoon.

The Bridgeport Fire Department, Bridgeport EMS and Bridgeport Police Department responded to the scene, where they found one person entrapped in the vehicle, according to the comm center. The female was extricated by responders on scene.

The woman was transported for treatment via Bridgeport EMS, comm center officials said.

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