CLARKSBURG, W. Va. — Traffic traveling west on Route 50 in Clarksburg came to a halt after a truck hauling asphalt overturned Wednesday morning.

Officers with the Clarksburg Police Department said a car abruptly stopped to make an illegal turn in the median at around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Vehicles behind the driver attempted to brake in order to avoid collisions. However, the truck ran off the road into the median to avoid hitting cars in front of it, overturned and then hit the car which initially caused the incident.

The driver of the truck was transported from the scene to UHC. The driver of the car was not injured and will be cited for the illegal turn.

The Clarksburg Police Department’s investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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  • Arthur

    Wow what a waste. We could have used that asphalt on our country roads in the eastern Panhandle. Hope all are ok.

  • Mason County Contrarian

    Sure created a hellacious speed bump.

  • Roger

    Another stupid driver that made an illegal move, by making an abrupt stop without the sense to look in the rear view mirror to see what was following behind....

    • rose

      Lucky for the car driver that his vehicle wasn't filled with hot asphalt as an accident years ago, in Taylor County, I believe.