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Police said two vehicles collided in the 2900 block of Peppers Ferry Road.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A head-on collision sent two people to the hospital and closed Peppers Ferry Road in Christiansburg for more than an hour on Friday evening.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said a Honda SUV and a Dodge pickup truck collided head-on in the 2900 block of Peppers Ferry Road about 7 p.m.
Lt. Mark Hollandsworth said there was a third vehicle waiting to turn in the side of the road going toward Pulaski. The SUV was traveling behind it and, in an effort to avoid rear-ending it, swerved into the oncoming lane of traffic, hitting the pickup truck.
Two people were taken to the hospital: Bakari Bullock, who was driving the SUV; and the female passenger in the pickup truck, both with non-life-threatening injuries related to seat belt and airbag use, Hollandsworth said.
Bullock of Radford was charged with driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance and reckless driving.
Hollandsworth said the crash occurred while both vehicles were traveling about 55 miles per hour. The seat belts likely saved the people’s lives, he said.
Traffic was backed up for about 2 miles on Peppers Ferry Road. The road was closed for about an hour and 15 minutes while police cleared away the debris.
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