UPDATE, JULY 25, 1 P.M. — The Valley Volunteer Fire Department (VVFD) said the riders of the motorcycle that crashed on I-79 in Marion County Sunday afternoon were trapped under the bike when it crashed and had to be cut out.
The driver’s legs were pinned under the motorcycle, and the passenger was underneath the driver, VVFD wrote on Facebook Monday. The bike was also wedged under the guardrail, which the VVFD wrote allowed for very little movement, so firefighters used a hydraulic cutting tool to remove the bike’s brake pedal and foot peg and hydraulic spreaders to free the riders’ legs.
HealthNet transported the driver of the motorcycle and the Marion County Rescue Squad transported the passenger.
Crews had to cut a section of the guardrail to free the bike.
The VVFD said its firefighters were on the scene for about two hours.
ORIGINAL, JULY 24, 10 P.M.: WHITE HALL, W.Va. (WBOY) — Two people were injured Sunday in a motorcycle crash that happened along Interstate 79 in Marion County.
The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m., near mile marker 131, according to Marion County 911. Both of the southbound lanes of I-79 were shut down.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident, according to 911.
There is no word at this time on the conditions of the two people who were injured or on the cause of the crash.