First responders on scene at an accident on the Old Elkins Road involving a 13-year-old boy riding a bicycle.
First responders on scene at an accident on the Old Elkins Road involving a 13-year-old boy riding a bicycle.

A teenager on a bicycle, a man on a motorcycle and a truck, a car and an SUV were involved in a spate of wrecks in recent days.

Last Thursday, May 23, a truck collided with a 13-year-old boy who was riding his bike on the Old Elkins Road.

According to the accident report filed by investigating officer Lt. Mark Davis with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, the collision happened at 10:07 a.m. on Route 151 near the Micrologic office.

Davis’s report states Joshua McCartney, 26, of French Creek, was driving a white 2015 Ford 4B pick-up when he saw a boy in front of him riding a bicycle along the road.

He checked his side mirrors and made sure he was lined up correctly in the lane of traffic because his truck is wide, according to the report.

McCartney told Davis the boy on the bike, age 13, was pedaling toward him, and as they passed one another, he heard a thud and saw his mirror had folded in completely and the glass was hanging out.

McCartney looked back through the driver’s side mirror and saw the boy lying in the road, according to the report. He turned around and went back to check on the juvenile, who suffered a non-incapacitating injury and was taken to Davis Memorial Hospital.

No citations were issued.

On Tuesday, a motorcyclist also traveling on the Old Elkins Road was transported by EMS after colliding with a car at 10:29 a.m.

According to the report filed by investigating officer Cpl. Theron Caynor with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, Darrell Wolf, 49, of Buckhannon, was driving a silver 2007 Suzuki G27650 motorcycle west on Route 151.

Meanwhile, Larry Werkheiser, 74, of Buckhannon, was driving a Red 2007 Ford Five Hundred and had stopped at the Kesling Mill Road intersection before pulling out in front of Wolf, who braked hard. The motorcycle laid down, ejecting the rider off, the report states.

Werkheiser said he looked but did not see the motorcycle before pulling out. No citations were issued.

A third accident happened earlier Tuesday morning when a woman hit the WVU Medicine sign on West Main Street below St. Joseph’s Hospital.

According to the police report filed by investigating officer Lt. Doug Loudin with the Buckhannon Police Department, Nyocia McVay, 33, of Buckhannon, was driving a white Toyota Rav 4 on West Main Street when she became ill. The next thing she remembers was “waking up and seeing all these people around,” the report states.

Numerous passersby stopped to assist at the scene. McVay was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital. No citations were issued.

Wreck at St. Joseph's Hospital sign
The driver of this SUV experienced a medical issue before hitting the sign below St. Joseph’s Hospital. (Submitted photo)