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Police: Driver hits car, signs before running into home

two-vehicle wreck that occurred at the intersection of Broad Street and Norwood Avenue in South Boston at noon Monday sent the driver of one of the vehicles to the hospital with serious injuries and caused more than $20,000 in damages.

According to an accident report filed by South Boston Police Officer T. W. Bush, a 1999 Subaru wagon operated by 45-year-old Sanford C. Casteel of Danville and a 2008 Nissan Altima operated by a 17-year-old girl from South Boston were traveling north on Broad Street when the wreck occurred.

The Subaru driven by Casteel hit the Nissan on the passenger side and in the front, with Casteel losing control of the vehicle and striking three road signs in the median strip on Wilborn Avenue.

The vehicle driven by Casteel then crossed Wilborn Avenue and struck a house at 1702 Wilborn Avenue before coming to a stop.

Witnesses at the scene estimate the vehicle driven by Casteel traveled more than 500 feet from the point of impact to the house, narrowly missing a fire hydrant at the corner of Wilborn Avenue and Crescent Drive and a large tree in the yard of the house it eventually damaged.

Bush estimated damages of $15,000 to the Nissan and declared the Subaru a total loss, while estimating damages of $5,000 to the house and $500 to signage belonging to the Town of South Boston.

Bush charged Casteel with reckless driving.