Driver charged in crash on Carolina Road in Suffolk

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jun 02, 2015

Suffolk, Va. – A driver has been charged after a crash in Suffolk, police tell NewsChannel 3.

The 850 block of Carolina Road was temporarily closed for several hours as crews from Dominion Virginia Power removed active power lines from the roadway following the crash, according to the Suffolk Police Department.

On Tuesday, June 2, Suffolk police and fire crews responded to the scene of a single vehicle accident in the 850 block of Carolina Road.

Emergency Communications received the call at 8:32 a.m. advising of the accident involving a Toyota 4Runner that left the roadway, struck a utility pole and came to rest in a ditch.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue and EMS crews provided emergency medical assessment at the scene and the female driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, had to be extricated from the vehicle. She suffered non-life threatening injuries, police say.

Dominion Virginia Power responded to the scene, along with staff from Public Works due to required detours.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The driver has been charged with Reckless Driving. Police have not yet released the name of the driver.