Collision sends two to hospital

Published 11:17 pm Friday, May 9, 2014

Firefighters work to free a woman from the wreckage of her vehicle after a collision at the intersection of Manning and Copeland roads Friday evening.

Firefighters work to free a woman from the wreckage of her vehicle after a collision at the intersection of Manning and Copeland roads Friday evening.

A head-on collision closed the intersection of Manning and Copeland roads for about two hours Friday evening.

The accident occurred at 6:30 p.m. The male driver of a white Ford truck, which overturned, was airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The female driver of the second vehicle, a Jeep Liberty, had to be extricated from the vehicle and was ground transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, also with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Both drivers were the sole occupants of their vehicles.

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Battalion 1, Engines 2 and 4, Rescue 1, EMS 1, Medic 1A, and the Nansemond-Suffolk Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Medic 2A responded.