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Crash takes out fencing, wall

SoVaNow.com / June 07, 2021
A 17-year-old driver of a 2008 white four-door Chevrolet crashed the vehicle into a brick wall and wrought iron fence on North Main Street.

The crash occurred Thursday, June 3 at 4:07 p.m. South Boston Police Department Cpl. T. Richardson responded to the call.

The minor was operating a Chevy traveling south on North Main Street when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole. The impact caused the vehicle to cross over the center line and run off the left side of the road. The car ran up onto the sidewalk and crashed into a brick wall and fence before coming to a stop.

According to Richardson, the CenturyLink utility pole sustained damages of approximately $2,500. The damage to the brick wall and fence at 1319 North Main Street, in front of the home of Flora Osborne was estimated at $3,000. The damage to the Chevrolet was pegged at $7,000.

Witnesses at the scene said it appeared the driver may have lost unconsciousness at the wheel due to a change in prescription medications he was taking. “He said he just blacked out,” said Claude Cordle, who heard the crash and walked over to offer assistance. The youth did not seem to be seriously hurt, said Cordle.



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