Each day, the Times West Virginian prints a daily log of the dispatched incidents throughout Marion County.
The list, comprised of records kept by the county 911 office, shows breakings and enterings, fire alarms, police investigations and more.
One of the most common entries on the log, unfortunately, is “VEHICLE ACCIDENT.” No matter where they occur or how serious they are, all traffic accidents are tragedies that represent a risk to life and health.
Those who read the list over the course of several weeks and months will probably notice some patterns. Particular roads and intersections seem to be the sites of more accidents than others. Accidents can happen anywhere, but lightning seems to strike twice (or three or four or times) for these places.
Those who frequently drive in Marion County are familiar with at least some of these areas. But while they know where the roads and intersections are, the reasons they seem to be plagued with misfortune aren’t always so obvious.
Read the complete story in Sunday’s Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.