SUFFOLK, Va. – Suffolk officials responded to a two vehicle accident involving a passenger vehicle and a backhoe on Sunday evening.
The crash was reported to have happened in the 2200 block of Bridge Road and was reported to officials around 7:08 p.m.
A total of three patients were ground transported to a local hospital: two from the passenger vehicle and one from the backhoe.
A backhoe – also called rear actor or back actor – is a type of digger, consisting of a digging bucket on the end of a two-part articulated arm.
The passenger of the vehicle was noted to have possible life threatening injuries. The other two injured patients have non-life threatening injuries.
The roadway was completely shut down for about 30 minutes.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.