Blown tire wreck in Appomattox sends man to hospital

Update: Virginia State Police identified the driver as 23-year-old Nathan Carter of Appomattox. He was driving a four-door 1996 Toyota Camry. Carter is being treated at Lynchburg General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Just before 12:30 this afternoon, a one-vehicle accident occurred on Rt. 460 West near Mountain Cut Road in Appomattox County. 

Virginia State Police reported that witnesses of the accident said a blown left rear tire caused the car to fishtail before rolling four to six times, ascending up an embankment and landing on its roof in a median ditch. 

The driver, age 23, was thrown from the car and was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital, apparently suffering from leg injuries. The driver was reportedly conscious and speaking. A State Police trooper said he was probably not wearing a seatbelt. No other passengers were in the car. 

Assisting at the scene were the Appomattox County Rescue Squad, Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department Engine 3, Virginia State Police, Appomattox County Sheriff's Office, and Phelps Garage Towing and Transports.