Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 16, 2012

2 transported following crash

BLUEFIELD — Two people were transported to Bluefield Regional Medical Center this afternoon following a three-car crash on U.S. Route 460 a quarter mile from the East River Mountain Overlook exit.

Detective A.L. Crook with the Bluefield Public Department said the collision occurred around 1 p.m. when a black Ford Ranger traveling west on Route 460 attempted to change lanes and struck a gold Chevy Silverado.

“The black truck attempted to change lanes and hit the gold Silverado,” Crook said. “The truck then flipped several times, went across the median and into the eastbound lane where it then struck the red Ford Escape.”

There was minimal damage to the gold Chevy Silverado and the vehicle’s occupants — one male and one female — were not injured.

The adult male driver of the Ford Ranger and the elderly male driver of the red Ford Escape were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Crook said. The driver of the Ford Escape had to be extricated from his vehicle by crews with the Bluefield Fire Department and Bluefield Rescue Squad.

According to Crook, both the Ford Ranger and Ford Escape were most likely totalled as a result of the accident.

Traffic in the west bound lane was down to one lane, while traffic in the eastbound lane of Route 460 was halted while crews worked to clear the accident scene. As a result, traffic backed up past Bluefield Intermediate School.

— Contact Kate Coil at

kcoil@bdtonline.com�

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