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Police: Three pedestrians injured in Lynchburg alcohol-involved car crash

Two pedetrians seriously injured, police say

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Three pedestrians were injured when they were struck by a vehicle in Lynchburg early Sunday.

Lynchburg Police Department say the incident happened on the 3100 block of Fort Avenue.

It was reported that the three were walking in the bicycle lane on the side of the road when they were struck from behind by a 2005 Hyundai driven by Landon Parks, 27, of Lynchburg.

Parks was the only person in the vehicle.

Kayla Chapman, 26, of Lynchburg, sustained significant injuries in the crash.

She was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital and later flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center where she underwent surgery.

Chapman is currently in stable condition.

Carter Garrett, 26, of Lynchburg, sustained serious injuries and Jarred Boone, 26, of Madison Heights, sustained minor injuries.

Both were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where they were treated and released.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Traffic & Safety Unit.

The driver, Landon Parks, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority where he was held on a secured bail.

Additional charges are pending further investigation of the incident.