A Hillsville man was airlifted Thursday after a two-vehicle accident in Hillsville.
According to Virginia State Police Trooper P.K. Cheek, the accident occurred at 3:05 p.m. at the intersection of Stable Road (Route 702) and Sunnyside Road (Route 675). Cheek said Robert Martin, 43, of Fancy Gap, was driving a 1997 Ford log truck loaded with logs when he made a left turn off Sunnyside Road onto Stable Road. At the same time, Cheek said Howard Amoss, 72, of Hillsville, was driving a 2001 Dodge Dakota east on Stable Road when he ran into the side of the log truck as it pulled out to make the left turn.
“That road is in a blind curve and there is a hillcrest. The Dakota truck topped that hillcrest in that blind curve and he hit his brakes but couldn’t stop. The Dakota truck was pulling a horse trailer and slid into the log truck,” Cheek said. “I didn’t place any charges because of the nature of the accident being in a blind curve and a hillcrest.”
Cheek said Amoss was entrapped in the Dodge Dakota and had to be extricated from the vehicle. He said Amoss was later airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. The trooper said he didn’t know the seriousness of Amoss’ injuries, but said he was alert and talking at the scene.
Cheek estimated the Dodge Dakota as a total loss and said the horse trailer was probably a total loss as well. He estimated damages to the log truck at about $1,000.
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