Car Nearly Tips Over Highway Embankment

By: Rahel Solomon Email
By: Rahel Solomon Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two people are lucky to be alive after an accident that sent their car over an embankment on Interstate 77 South near the Leon Sullivan exit.

“I was coming around that turn over there, and I don't know if the road was icy or what but it went one way and I jerked it back and when I jerked it back the car started tumbling,” Brandon Blanchard told WSAZ.com Saturday afternoon.

Blanchard, who’s from Cleveland, was travelling with his girlfriend to North Carolina to watch a football game Sunday.

Police say they believe speed and the wet roads are to blame for the crash.

“I thought I was going to die,” Blanchard said.

Officers credit the use of seat belts for the lack of injuries.

“They're lucky, definitely very lucky,” Lt. Mark Abbott of the Charleston Police Department said,” When the roads are wet, especially on elevated highways, most definitely slow down.”

“I definitely feel thankful especially since I was like three inches from going over the edge,” Blanchard said.


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