Staff photo by Samantha Perry

A medical emergency was believed to be the cause of a single-vehicle

accident Friday afternoon on Route 19 outside of Bluefield. Deputy K.M.

Saddler, with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, said the driver of

the Ford truck was traveling east on Route 19 toward 460 when a medical

emergency occurred. The vehicle then crossed the roadway and went over

an embankment. Saddler said the driver was transported to Bluefield

Regional Medical Center by the Bluefield Rescue Squad. The Green Valley

Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the crash.