UPDATE: Driver charged, 2 injured in Clarksburg auto-pedestrian accident

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UPDATE (8/17/18 at 3:15 p.m.):

A man was charged after an auto-pedestrian accident on West Main Street in Clarksburg Thursday.

Jeffery Tennant is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury, reckless driving, failure to render aid, striking a fixed object and having no insurance, according to the Clarksburg Police Department.

There is no word on the names or conditions of the two people injured in the incident.


ORIGINAL:

Two pedestrians were taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon after the driver of an SUV lost control and hit them on Clarksburg’s West Main Street.

It happened just before 3:30 p.m. near the intersection with Sumner Street.

The driver of a Dodge Durango lost control and hit the pedestrians and a utility pole on the right side of the street, before crossing both lanes of traffic and coming to a rest after crashing through a fence on the left side of the street.

The pole was badly damaged and left West Main Street closed.

There is no word on what caused the driver to lose control or if he will face any charges.

There was also no immediate word on the condition of the injured pedestrians.

Clarksburg Police are investigating the incident.

Mon Power was called to the scene to clean up the damaged pole.

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