Five hurt in crash involving Boone County ambulance maintenance van

The Charleston Gazette

May 1, 2014

(MCT) HERNSHAW, W.Va. — Five people were hurt in a three-vehicle crash in eastern Kanawha County on Wednesday afternoon, county sheriff’s deputies said.

A Boone County ambulance service van was among the vehicles in the accident, accident, which happened a little after 12:30 p.m. on W.Va. 94 near Hernshaw, said Kanawha County Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Humphreys.

The accident briefly closed the road.

Sheriff’s Capt. Sean Crosier said the accident happened when the maintenance vehicle slammed into the back of a car that had stopped to turn into a driveway. He said the maintenance van was carrying tools and was not an ambulance, as was initially reported.

The van was in turn hit by a pickup truck. The impact pushed the car into the yard of the house and the ambulance service van into a carport, Crosier said.

Humphreys said five people were hurt, and at least three were being taken to the hospital. He did not know the extent of their injuries, but Crosier said none was thought to be life-threatening.


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