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State police said the SUV flipped probably three times on U.S. 460.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Six of seven people in a 2002 Chevrolet SUV were ejected Friday night after the vehicle crashed while eastbound on U.S. 460 between Montvale and Thaxton in Bedford County.
All seven were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after the single-vehicle wreck, which occurred about 8:50 p.m.. There were no fatalities. Two helicopters responded to the scene to transport victims, reported Virginia State Police Trooper J. E. Edgell.
Edgell said it was remarkable that no one was killed. He said a child who was 7 days old was ejected while in a car seat and that the child and the seat ended up beneath the vehicle. Edgell said the vehicle's occupants also included four adults, a 16-year-old and a child who was "just over a year old."
He said the driver of the vehicle, Thomasena Brown, 21, of Bedford County, was traveling eastbound when the vehicle left the road and she over-corrected. He said the vehicle flipped probably three times and ended up in the median.
Edgell said speed might have been a factor but there was no indication alcohol was involved. The only person wearing a seat belt was a front-seat passenger, he said.
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