At least one injured in Appomattox wreck

At approximately 3 p.m. today, a two-vehicle accident occurred on U.S. 460 in Appomattox across from the Express Lane 76 Convenience Store. 

According to a Virginia State Police officer at the scene, a passenger car and tractor trailer collided when the car, traveling west on U.S. 460, attempted to merge into the left lane to make a U-turn to get onto U.S. 460 East and struck the side of the tractor trailer. 

One person was trapped in the car and rescued by members of the Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department. The injured person was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital. A second individual who had been in the car was being treated at the scene by medics. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured. 

The car was moderately damaged in the wreck but the driver's side door had to be cut by AVFD to remove the entrapped driver. The tractor trailer sustained minor damage. 

Charges are pending. 

Other departments at the scene were the Appomattox County Rescue Squad, Delta Response Team and the Appomattox County Sheriff's Office. 

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