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No One Injured In Pair Of South Boston Wrecks

No one was injured in two traffic accidents in South Boston Friday and Saturday, according to town police. Lt. D. W. Barker said a 51-year-old Halifax man was charged with following too closely as the result of a crash Friday afternoon.

Danny Brizendine was driving a 1994 Ford Ranger when an unidentified vehicle in front of the pickup came to a stop.

Brizendine swerved to the left into the center median and struck a drainage pipe, Barker said.

The crash occurred at 3 p.m. Friday on Halifax Road, one-tenth of a mile north of Hamilton Boulevard.

Barker said investigating Officer M. W. Bowen estimated damages at $2,000 to the Ford Ranger and $100 to the drainpipe.

Both vehicles were damaged in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning, according to Lt. Barker.

A 2002 Ford Taurus driven by 64-year-old Martha Hughes of Martinsville was traveling in the right lane of Broad Street when Hughes attempted to move into the left lane and struck the right side of a 2005 Hyundai driven by 29-year-old Amanda Lester of Lewisburg, WV, Barker said.

The accident occurred at 10:42 a.m. on Broad Street, one-tenth of a mile south of Webster Street.

Baker said Officer Bowen estimated damages at $1,500 to the Taurus and $3,000 to the Hyundai. He charged Hughes with making an unsafe lane change.