March 29, 2012
A 35-year-old man in Penhook, Virginia, was seriously injured after being involved in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday. According to The Franklin News-Post, the accident happened at 8:05 a.m. on US 220, just north of Sontag Road.
A spokesman for Virginia State Police, Master Trooper Tim Harris, stated that the man was driving his 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck south when he struck the right rear side of a Hyundai Accent in the left lane. The impact sent the Accent careening off the highway and into the median, but the driver was able to gain control of the car and pulled over on the side of the highway.
The pickup truck went off the right side of the highway and went airborne before landing in a field. The truck then hit several stumps, which caused the vehicle to roll. The driver was partially ejected from the vehicle during the crash.
While the driver of the Accent was uninjured, the driver of the Tacoma had to be airlifted to Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries sustained in the accident.
Harris stated an initial investigation led police to believe that speed may have contributed to the accident.
The Virginia Auto Accident Lawyers with the Skolrood Law Firm would suggest that the best way to prevent being injured in an accident when driving is to always buckle up and obey the posted speed limit.