Three injured in Rt. 17 crash near Food Lion
by Tom Chillemi
An Urbanna couple was seriously injured in a crash at the intersection of Route 17 Bypass in front of Food Lion, reported First Sergeant C. Sterling of the Gloucester Office of the Virginia State Police.
On Wednesday, February 6, at about 3:20 p.m. a tractor-trailer heading northbound on Route 17 collided with a Lincoln that had pulled from the Food Lion parking lot and was attempting to cross Route 17 going toward Saluda.
The Lincoln was driven by James W. Tinney. His wife Anne was riding in the front passenger seat.
The tractor-trailer struck the Lincoln in the front fender of the passenger side.
Truck driver Edward Perkins Carter Jr. of Providence Forge was able to apply the brakes.
The speed limit at the intersection is 55 miles per hour.
The Tinneys were transported by ambulance to Riverside Walter Reed in Gloucester. Mrs. Tinney was then flown by helicopter to Riverside Regional Hospital in Newport News. On February 7, the day after the crash, she was in intensive care, said First Sgt. Sterling.
Mr. Tinney is charged with failure to yield the right-of-way.
All persons involved in the crash were wearing seat belts, and the Lincoln’s airbags deployed.
Carter also was transported to an area hospital.
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