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One person seriously injured after Bedford crash

Victim was trapped inside after car, crane truck collide

One person was rescued from a car after a crash in Bedford. (WSLS)

BEDFORD, Va. – The Bedford Fire Department responded to a car crash on Friday afternoon.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. on the 1000 block of Independence Boulevard.

When first responders arrived, they found a crane truck and a small sedan, with the victim trapped inside.

Rescuers extricated the patient within six minutes who was then taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

The department posted on Facebook Saturday morning:

“3:30pm- Units responded to the 1000 block of Independence Boulevard reports of a vehicle vs
crane. Engine 1 (w/three) arrived to find one crane truck and small sedan with heavy damage and
entrapment. Rescue 1 (w/ six) removed the door and had the patient extricated six minutes after
arrival. Medic 14-1 and County 10 transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The street remained
closed for several hours while Bedford Police investigated the crash.”

No word on the victim’s condition.


About the Author:

Lindsey joined the WSLS 10 team as a reporter in February 2019 and is thrilled to call Roanoke her new home!