AMELIA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — An Amelia County deputy is recovering after a single-vehicle crash Saturday night.
Virginia State Police responded to a car crash westbound on Route 360, .10 miles east of Amelia Springs Road at about 10:26 p.m.
An Amelia County Deputy, driving a Dodge Charger was attempting to turn around on a vehicle with emergency lights on.
At that time, another vehicle was backing out of a driveway. To avoid hitting the vehicle, the deputy veered off road right, hitting a guardrail and several trees, authorities said.
8News spoke with the man, who wanted to remain anonymous, who police say was backing out of his driveway prior to the crash. He said the deputy was responsive once police arrived. Moments later, they were able to pull out of the wreckage.
But he couldn’t believe what he saw.
“If a car is going that fast to hit a tree and knock it down you know there is a lot going through your mind right there,” the man said. “Especially when you’re getting ready to walk up and see what’s there first hand, it’s not like something you see on TV. So, it’s definitely scary.”
The deputy was transported to the hospital for serious, non-life threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
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