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Car flips after hitting ice; driver crawls out of back door to safety

A 30-year-old former New York resident felt confident he could make it to work despite icy road conditions Tuesday.

But around 11:25 a.m. he ran into a rough patch of road. 

After making a call to an employee saying he was only five minutes from work, Bryan Prinzivalli of Rustburg wrecked on Cowford Road in Halifax. 

As he traveled east past Golf Course Road and made his way down the hill into a curve, he said he struck a patch of ice and lost control. 

According to an accident report filed by Cpl. S. M. Comer, Prinzivalli’s 2008 Nissan Altima crossed the centerline across the westbound lane, struck the embankment and overturned. 

The car was wedged in the embankment trapping the driver and passenger door, but the driver managed to crawl through the back and come out through the passenger back door. 

Prinzivalli, who had no passengers, was not hurt.

“It probably looks a lot worse than it is,” said Prinzivalli.

The wreck was considered weather-related, and no charges were filed.  

The Nissan was estimated as a total loss.