UPDATE from State Police: Virginia State Police Trooper N.J. Houck is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Bedford County. The crash occurred May 6, 2018, at 4:23 a.m., in the 4400 block of Thomas Jefferson Road in Forest, Va. A 1998 Jeep Wrangler was traveling north on Route 811/Thomas Jefferson Road when it crossed the center-line as it entered a curve. The Jeep ran off the left side of the highway as it overturned and then struck a mailbox. The driver of the Jeep, a 17-year-old Forest male, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. All five passengers were also ejected from the Jeep, as none was wearing a seat belt. The passengers included an 18-year-old male, an 18-year-old female, a 19-year-old female, a 20-year-old female, and a 20-year-old male. The driver and all five passengers were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The crash remains under investigation. Charges are pending.
PREVIOUSLY from Forest VFD Facebook: This morning, at around 4:20am, Company 5 was dispatched to an MVA with reported rollover, multiple ejections, and confirmed entrapment. Chief 5 arrived on scene to find a vehicle that had been rolled several times, five patients that had been ejected from the vehicle, and one patient that was ejected and was entrapped underneath the vehicle. All patients were transported either by helicopter or ambulance. Units on scene were Chief 5, Engine 5, Rescue 5, Medic 14-5, Squad 5, Medic 14-1, Medic 8-2, Virginia State Police, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Centra Medic 302, and Centra One. Phenomenal job to all agencies on scene, our prayers are with all involved, the accident is still under investigation.