UPDATE: Driver Involved in Murdoch Ave. Crash Cited, Released From Hospital

By: Cyndi Murray, WTAP News Email
By: Cyndi Murray, WTAP News Email

UPDATE: 1/19/2012 12:30 p.m.

All lanes of Murdoch Avenue are reopen after being shutdown for nearly 7 hours Thursday morning.
UPATED: 1/20/2012 2:34 AM

Driver Tara Cozzens, 35, of Parkersburg, has been released from the hospital and is cited for failure to maintain control.
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A car driven by Tara Cozzens, 35, of Parkersburg, slammed into a utility pole near 19th Street.

Cozzens suffered minor injuries.
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UPDATE: 1/19/2012 10:28 a.m.

A car driven by Tara Cozzens, 35, of Parkersburg, slammed into a utility pole around 4:30 Thursday morning near 19th Street.

Parkersburg Police say speed played a factor in the accident.

Cozzens was taken to Camden Clark Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Parkersburg Police alcohol or drugs were not involved.

Cozzens was cited for failure to maintain control.

The power company was called out to low hanging wires.

Part of Murdoch Avenue is expected to be shutdown until at least 11:30 Thursday morning.
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UPDATE: 1/19/2012 9:04 a.m.

Part of Murdoch Avenue is expected to be shutdown until at least 11:30 Thursday morning.

We will be sure to keep you updated on the road's status.

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UPDATE: 1/19/2012 6:40 a.m.

The power company has arrived on scene to asses the damage. No word yet on when the road will open.

The driver has been taken to Camden Clark Medical Center in unknown condition.

WTAP will update this story as more information becomes available.
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Murdoch Avenue is partially shutdown after a car slammed into a utility pole near 19th Street in Parkersburg.It happened around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. First responders are still on scene.

The pole actually split from the impact. The air bag was activated and the driver has been sent to the hospital.
Parkersburg police and fire both responded.

Neither department could say what caused the accident. Right now the big concern is the low hanging wires that have the north bound side of the road closed.

Authorities say, it will remain that way for several hours. They are still waiting for the power company to arrive on scene. After that they'll have a better idea when they can reopen the road. Until then traffic is being diverted around 19th street.

WTAP will update this story as more information becomes available.


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