Woman hospitalized after accident on Turlington

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2005

A Suffolk woman was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital early Wednesday after a single-vehicle accident on Turlington Road.

Linda Dasher Coristin, 49, of the 600 block of Turlington Road veered off the right side of the road, striking a tree and utility pole around 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Debbie George, spokeswoman for the Suffolk Police Department. The force of the impact broke the car into two pieces.

Coristin landed in the road after being thrown more than 100 feet from her car, said George.

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She received broken ribs and a fractured arm in the accident.

Alcohol contributed to the accident and charges are pending against Coristin, George added.