Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 5, 2013

Woman airlifted after vehicle runs red light

By CHARLES OWENS
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — A Peterstown woman was airlifted to a Charleston hospital Monday after a vehicle she was a passenger in ran a red light and struck two other vehicles, police said.

The accident was reported at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Ambrose Lane and U.S. Route 460. The driver of the Plymouth Voyager, a male subject also from Monroe County, was transported by the Princeton Rescue Squad to Princeton Community Hospital, according to Trooper L.F. Lee of the West Virginia State Police Princeton Detachment.

Lee said the vehicle was traveling westbound on Route 460 when it ran a red light and struck a SUV on Ambrose Lane that was attempting to turn on 460 going eastbound. The Voyager then struck a Jeep that was stopped on Route 460 eastbound that was trying to turn on Ambrose Lane toward the area of the Holiday Inn Express.

The female passenger in the Voyager was transported to the Lowe’s parking lot where she was then airlifted to Charleston Area Medical Center. Lee didn’t release the name of either individual Monday due to the ongoing investigation.

“The passenger was kind of serious,” Lee said of the injuries. “The male had lacerations and a possible concussion.”

Lee said the occupants of the Jeep and SUV were not injured in the crash.

The investigation into the cause of the accident continues. Lee said a citation for running a red light is pending.

The crash shut down traffic on the eastbound lane of Ambrose Lane for a period of time Monday morning.

The Princeton Rescue Squad and East River Volunteer Fire Department both responded to the accident.

— Contact Charles Owens at cowens@bdtonline.com