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Four vehicles involved in Wednesday accident

A 75-year-old Amherst man, Edwin C. Falls, was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a four-vehicle wreck that occurred Wednesday morning at the intersection of Route 360 (Bethel Road) and U.S. Highway 360 sending five people to the hospital with minor injuries. 

According to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper J. R. Abbott, 44-year-old Thornton Rowland of Gretna was driving a 2001 GMC Jimmy, 30-year-old April S. Callands of South Boston was driving a 1998 Nissan Maxima, and 51-year-old Randolph M. Boyd of Scottsburg was driving a 1998 Dodge Durango, and all were stopped at the traffic light when Falls, who was driving a 1991 Kenworth dump truck, struck the GMC driven by Rowland in the rear.

The impact caused the GMC Jimmy to overturn and strike the Nissan driven by Callands. The Nissan then struck the Dodge driven by Boyd, the report stated. 

Both Rowland and Callands sustained minor injuries and were transported to the hospital along with Rowland’s passengers, 42-year-old Liza J. Rowland, a 15-year-old female and a 13-year-old male who also sustained minor injuries.

Falls and Boyd were not hurt.

Abbott estimated damage to the GMC at $5,500, damage to the Nissan at $3,500, damage to the Dodge at $2,500 and damage to the dump truck at $10,000.

A 28-year-old Martinsville woman was charged with reckless driving following a wreck that occurred Tuesday morning on Highway 58, one-tenth of a mile east of State Route 881.

According to an accident report filed by Virginia State Trooper T. C. Comer, Averyl A. Smith was driving a 2009 Ford Focus when she ran into the back of a 1995 Ford F150 driven by 62-year-old Melvin L. Furgess of South Boston. The Ford F150 then ran off the left side of the road and came to a rest.

No one was injured, the report stated.

Comer estimated damage to both the Focus and the F150 at $5,000 each.

 A 25-year-old South Boston woman was charged with following too close in a wreck that occurred Tuesday afternoon on Hamilton Boulevard, 300 feet east of Halifax Road in South Boston.

According to an accident report filed by South Boston Police Cpl. S. L. Song, 43-year-old Patricia A. Lindsey of South Boston was driving a 1999 Chrysler Concorde, and Kristen Chafatelli was driving a 1996 Ford Taurus, both traveling west on Hamilton Boulevard, when Chafatelli rear ended Lindsey when she slowed down to make a left turn at Hupps Mill Plaza.

Both parties sustained minor injuries, the report stated.

Song estimated damage to both the Chrysler and the Ford at $5,000 each.

A 16-year-old male sustained minor injuries in a wreck that occurred Wednesday afternoon involving a moped at the intersection of Hamilton Boulevard and College Street in South Boston.

According to an accident report filed by South Boston Police Sgt. R. D. Edmonds, 76-year-old Herman R. Trent was driving a 1992 Ford F150 headed east on Hamilton Boulevard, and the male juvenile was riding a Taotao moped traveling west on Hamilton Boulevard when he made a left turn in front of the Ford and was struck.

No one was charged, the report stated.

Edmonds estimated damage to the Ford at $100 and damage to the moped at $500.