Cars collide Wednesday at intersection of Childers Run and Route 33

A car ended up over the embankment and into a fence after another wreck at the Route 33 and Childers Run Road intersection Wednesday afternoon.

Two cars were involved in the latest collision, which occurred on the westbound side of Route 33. At least one person was transported to the hospital, but initial reports did not indicate life-threatening injuries.

The intersection has come under heavy scrutiny by government officials after two people were killed there in April, including the assistant city attorney. After a fatal wreck Sunday at the Kesling Mill and Route 33 intersection – about 1.5 miles down the road – Buckhannon mayor David McCauley again contacted the Department of Highways about a letter he had written requesting the state study the dangerous stretch for possible solutions.

On Tuesday, he reported to city council that the DOH had hired a contractor to investigate the road and said a public hearing would be held to discuss the report and its recommendations.  

“In the meantime, I implore all of our residents to please navigate this stretch of Route 33 as carefully as possible,” McCauley said. “Please operate your vehicles within the prescribed speed limits, and heed the stoplights and stop signs. Look carefully both ways before pulling out from the crossing points.”

You can read the mayor’s full statement here.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.



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