Carolina Road reopens after morning crash

Published 10:38 am Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Carolina Road has reopened after being shut down most of the day due to a single-vehicle accident.

The crash happened in the 850 block. All lanes of traffic were shut down for several hours due to a downed power line across the roadway and the vehicle, according to a city news release.

Dispatchers were advised at 8:32 a.m. of the accident, involving a Toyota Forerunner that left the road, struck a utility pole and came to rest in a ditch.

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First-responders provided emergency medical assessment, and the vehicle’s sole occupant, the female driver, had to be extricated. Her injuries were not considered life threatening.

After an investigation, the driver was charged with reckless driving, according to city spokeswoman Diana Klink. Her name is yet to be released.

Dominion Power and Public Works were also at the scene this morning. Traffic was diverted down Turlington Road and the Southwest Suffolk Bypass.