Elderly woman seriously injured in riding lawnmower crash

wajr_plugGLADESVILLE, W.Va. — A riding lawnmower and car collided on a Preston County road Thursday morning seriously injuring an elderly woman.

The 80-year-old, whose name has not been released, was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital with head injuries.

West Virginia State Police were called to Fields Creek Road at 9:30 a.m. where they found a car had struck the mower.

Trooper Tony Taylor said his investigation determined the woman was crossing Gladesville Road from Fields Creek Road to mow property across the county route.

The accident was near the Preston and Monongalia County line.

There were no other injuries reported.

Taylor said no charges will be filed.