Monday, July 20, 2009

Nine Injured in Crash on Belmont Ridge Road

The Loudoun Extra reports that at least nine people were injured Monday when the driver of a moving truck apparently ran a stop sign and collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and Creighton Road in Ashburn, Loudoun authorities said.

"Six of the victims had very serious injuries and were taken by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital, county Sheriff's officials said. The rest were taken by ambulance to local hospitals, with two victims going to Inova Cornwall hospital and one to Inova Lansdowne hospital.

"Loudoun Sheriff's officials were investigating the crash, which occurred at shortly before 1 p.m., said Sheriff's office spokesman Kraig Troxell.

"Troxell said the crash occurred when the driver of a moving truck traveling eastbound on Creighton ran a stop sign and then struck the passenger side of a Ford pickup truck traveling south on Belmont Ridge.

"The pickup truck came to a stop near a guard rail on the side of the northbound lane of Belmont Ridge, and the moving van came to a stop on the road's medium."

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