8 juveniles inside vehicle that overturned in Bedford County sending 5 to the hospital

A 17-year-old boy was driving the 2003 BMW X5 at the time of the crash, according to police

5 hospitalized after weekend crash
5 hospitalized after weekend crash

(UPDATE 4:00 P.M.)

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - Five juveniles are in the hospital after a crash early Sunday morning in Bedford County, according to Virginia State Police.

At 2:30 a.m. on Ivy Lake Road, police said a 2003 BMW X5, a crossover SUV, went off the right side of the road, lost control, hit a culvert and overturned.

The 17-year-old boy driving five girls and two other boys in the BMW at the time of the crash.

Of the eight occupants, police said five were hospitalized; one by helicopter and four by ambulance. Police said they did not know the status of those five at this time.

Police also said it’s not clear if anyone was or was not wearing a seat belt.

Authorities do believe speed was a factor in the crash.


ORIGINAL STORY

One person was flown to the hospital after an accident where six people were ejected, according to the Forest Volunteer Fire Department.

Virginia State Police told 10 News that it happened at about 3:04 a.m. on Sunday on Ivy Lake Drive in Forest, Virginia.

The accident involved eight patients, six of who were ejected from the vehicle, according to the Forest Fire Department.

We were told the accident only involved one vehicle.

Engine 5, Rescue 5, Brush 5 and Chief 5 responded to a single car motor vehicle accident with a total of eight patients,...

Posted by Forest Fire Department on Sunday, May 16, 2021

Crews said one person was flown to a local hospital.

The cause of the accident has not been determined.

Stay with 10 News for updates.


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