Accident Sends 2 To Area Hospitals

By: Leslie Barrett Email
By: Leslie Barrett Email

A single vehicle accident in Waverly has sent two people to area hospitals.

The accident reportedly happened around 2:45pm Thursday near the Bull Street intersection on WV Route 2.

Officials said the driver, 18-year-old Caitlyn Berry, was driving southbound when she crossed over into the northbound lane. She then allegedly overcorrected, went over the guardrailm and hit a utility pole before landing on its top.

Berry was ejected from the vehicle. She was taken to Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg where she was under evaluation in the emergency room at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

The passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Megan Gilliam, was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was still in the emergency room there at 4:45 p.m. Thursday and her condition was unavailable.

Gilliam told authorities that Berry swerved to miss deer.

The Wood County Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident


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  • by kw on Feb 9, 2010 at 05:33 PM
    The so-called irresponsible teen driver sounds more mature than the ones making assumptions.
  • by Caitlyn's Mom Location: St. Marys on Feb 9, 2010 at 07:42 AM
    I would like to thank all of the emergency responders who took care of the girls following the accident... you did a great job! Also, I would like to send a special thanks to the people who stopped at the accident site and were there for them until the emergency personnel arrived. My daughter had so many good things to say about you all and how kind you were to her. There are some people in this world that would have just passed on by, then there are those who take action to help others. I truly appreciate your caring for Caitlyn when I couldn't be there for her. We owe you so much...
  • by Jeffrey Location: New Martinsville WV on Feb 8, 2010 at 06:34 PM
    Two young ladies were in a serious accident. Yes, an accident caused by swerving to avoid a deer. Those present and who know what happened said they swerved to miss a deer. I find it amazing that cynical people too cowardly to post their name and city can hop on here an try to attack these girls and their families. It is pathetic and those who are attacking these girls and their families should shut up. Freedom of speech is not a license to write acccusations based on stereotypes and arrogant assumptions not based on a shred of fact. I thank God that both girls survived and will have a chance to live their lives. How about all you cynics who want to call people liars just shut up and go focus on your lives and leave the girls and their families in peace. As the old adage goes, if you have nothing good to say, than don't say anything at all. Your attacks and accusations only confirm that you know nothing about what happened and have decided to be idiots with no ounce of compass.
  • by Jane Location: Pburg on Feb 6, 2010 at 09:17 AM
    Reading these comments have me amazed. Why is when there is an ACCIDENT there are a bunch of people on here that don't know what happened making up stuff to make people look bad? As for the "loud music" and "cell phone" comment..there is always an age stereotype isn't there? When it is an old person you all blame health or they shouldn't be driving when it is a young person you blame them for being irresponsible..what is it going to be when you wreck..stupidity?? I am sorry but deer do not stand on the side of the road and wait on a "stereotype" to drive by then jump out. We live in WV..how many people haven't hit a deer or swerved to miss one? Seriously you people need to get a grip and stop running your mouth about everything! Even though I don't know them, I am glad the girls are ok, don't let stupidity get to you girls..you know what really happened so don't worry about others, when they wreck run your mouth about them..oh that's right most of them posted anonymous.
  • by rb Location: parkersburg on Feb 6, 2010 at 06:14 AM
    Thank God you girls are ok...i worried and called my 18 yr. old son to see if he knew you. I actually got on here to read comments to see if there was an update on your condition, even though i don't know you, i was worried about you...two young girls maybe losing their lives... I almost hit a deer on Rt.50 and swerved toward the guardrail, it was instinct, you don't have time to think in these situations. Also, my daughter was in a bad rollover on the interstate a few years ago..she suffered very serious injuries and thank God she is still with me and doing well. We didn't blame her boyfriend and say he was probably doing this or that...just thank God they are ok. After the way the car looked, you're both very lucky and i'm sure very traumatized. Just ignore the bad comments..those people are dying to be heard someway...spread their negativity. Pray for them and just thank God each day that he gave you another chance. (those d@#n deer)
  • by me on Feb 5, 2010 at 09:18 PM
    glad your okay gurls....
  • by mom in SM on Feb 5, 2010 at 06:06 PM
    Good for you Caitlyn,,let them have it,,glad you and your friend are doing well..Praise the Lord for that
  • by Katie Location: St. Marys on Feb 5, 2010 at 05:34 PM
    It's ridiculous that people have the nerve to degrade the driver,passenger, and the mother of the driver! Accidents happen! It's sad that teenagers have to correct snide remarks from so called, "adults". Age has nothing over maturity, and if you're one to stereotype, you're making quite a statement for your own age group! Caitlyn is a very responsible person who was raised by a very responsible mother, I believe they both deserve apologies by those who have been negative towards them. Thank God Caitlyn and Megan are alright.
  • by Caitlyn Berry Location: St. Marys on Feb 5, 2010 at 04:10 PM
    This is Caitlyn Berry, the driver. I can not believe I had to get on here and read all of this. It just shows how immature and stupid people really are. Just so EVERYONE knows, I was not on my cellphone, it was in my pocket & I was not listening to loud music, actually I don't even think the radio was on. 2 deer jumped out in front of me, I slammed on my brakes and swerved. People hit deer or swerve to try to miss a deer everyday, just because I'm a teenager does not mean that I was being irresponsible. Yes, I got scared when I saw the deer, my first instinct was to hit the brakes and swerve. Actually, I swerved my way towards to guard rail to make sure it was me that got the impact, not Megan. To me, that is being a good person. I am an 18 year old girl who made a mistake. It is a miracle that my family isn't planning my funeral right now. God gave me a second chance. So excuse all of you.
  • by annoyed friend on Feb 5, 2010 at 03:37 PM
    I'm sorry, but I don't believe the story said she was on her cell phone, playing with the radio, or anything of the sort. I happen to know the girl in the accident I can't believe people have nothing better to do than run their mouth about someone they don't even know. Yes, deer are a lot of the reason for accidents, but excuse me, I believe we live in a rural area where deer are everywhere? So, how about you people think twice before you run your mouths about an accident that doesn't concern you. I don't believe you would feel the same if this was one of your family members that was thrown from a car lucky to be alive. It sickens me, that people can be this cruel.
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