UPDATE: Driver sustains more severe injuries in Morgantown accident involving boulder

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UPDATE (2/11/20 10:54 a.m.):

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The driver of a vehicle in an accident involving a boulder sustained more severe injuries than initially reported.

According to a Facebook post from the Morgantown Police Department, the driver went to Ruby Memorial Hospital with more severe injuries than were initially known.

There is no official word on the nature of those injuries.

UPDATE (2/10/20 8:45 p.m.):

West Virginia University officials have confirmed two of the three individuals that were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital were students of the University.

Officials explained that the PRT will be closed between Beechurst and Engineering Tuesday, but will continue to run between the Walnut and Beechurst stops; and on a separate loop between the Engineering, Towers and the Health Sciences Center stops on a normal schedule, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The officials also confirmed that the road has since been reopened.


ORIGINAL (2/10/20 4:23 p.m.):

A boulder has fallen in Morgantown on Monongahela Boulevard at the intersection of 8th Street and Evansdale Drive, according to the Monongalia County 911 Communications Center.

According to a tweet from the WVU PRT account, a boulder struck a PRT vehicle. The PRT is closed until further notice.

Three people also went to the hospital in the incident for minor injuries, according to the Morgantown Police Department’s Facebook page.

According to West Virginia 511, both lanes northbound and southbound on Monongahela Boulevard are closed.

The Morgantown Police Department is in charge of investigating the incident. No other information has been released at this time.

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