Rock slide sends 3 to hospital near West Virginia Univ.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Three people were taken to a hospital Monday after a rock slide struck a car and a transit shuttle vehicle near West Virginia University’s campus.
The university said the slide occurred along U.S. Route 19 in Morgantown after rains fell in the area. One boulder destroyed the front end of a small car. Another hit a Personal Rapid Transit system vehicle used to shuttle students between the university’s campuses.
Two people from the shuttle vehicle and one from the car on the road were taken to a hospital for evaluation, the university said in a statement.
In another statement Monday night, the university said the two students on the shuttle were admitted to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. The statement didn’t address the status of the third person.
WVU said the shuttle system will reopen Tuesday except in the area around the rock slide, where buses will run in its place. All lanes of U.S. Route 19 reopened later Monday after the boulders were removed.