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Woman slightly injured in South Boston wreck


A two-vehicle accident Tuesday just before 3 p.m. at the intersection of North Main Street and Dan River Church Road resulted in minor injuries for one South Boston woman, according to an accident report filed by investigating South Boston Police Officer R. J. Mead. 

Rosa Gee, 86, was slightly injured while driving a 2001 Nissan sedan.

She was stopped in traffic at the stoplight on North Main Street when 79-year-old Gladys Holt of South Boston approached the stoplight and struck Gee in the rear with the 1996 Chevrolet Beretta she was driving.

No charges were filed in the wreck.

The Nissan sustained damages estimated at $300, and the Chevrolet had damages estimated at $500, according to the report.

w A two-vehicle accident occurred Wednesday at 2:25 p.m. at the intersection of John Randolph Boulevard and Hamilton Boulevard when 47-year-old David Blanks of South Boston was driving a 1995 Jeep Wrangler and stopped at the traffic light, according to an accident report filed by South Boston Police Sgt. R. D. Edmonds.

Also stopped was 87-year-old Robert Robertson of Buffalo Junction who was driving a 2006 Dodge Dakota.

Robertson told the officer, he thought Blanks had pulled off from the light when he struck him in the rear.

Edmonds charged Robertson with driver inattention.

The Jeep sustained estimated damages of $1,000, and the Dodge had $2,000 in damages, according to the report.

w In another Wednesday wreck, State Trooper J. R. Abbott responded to a call of an unreported accident Wednesday morning.

Mark Richardson, 44, of Buffalo Junction was driving a 1999 GMC Suburban when the wreck occurred Tuesday at 4 p.m. on Route 57, five-tenths of a mile west of Route 812.

Richardson ran off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail. He then hid the vehicle behind an abanded house and didn’t report the accident until Wednesday at 9 a.m., according to Abbott.

Damage to the GMC was estimated at $2,500, and damage to the VDOT guardrail was estimated at $500, according to the report.

Abbott charged Richardson with reckless driving and failure to maintain proper control of the vehicle.