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Car crash on US 29 flips vehicle, seriously injures driver

A Nissan Kicks traveling south on U.S. 29 on Thursday morning flipped over after striking a utility pole on the off-ramp to Rio Road, leaving at least one person seriously injured.

The victim was transported to University of Virginia Medical Center where the Albemarle County Police Department said they were being treated for their injuries.

Albemarle police said on Thursday they could not release any additional information on the driver of the flipped car.

An eyewitness at the scene said the car first struck her vehicle before switching lanes and striking the utility pole.

The intersection of U.S. 29 and Rio Road was the site of another collision earlier this year that left one man dead.

Harry Steven Allen, 53, of Charlottesville was struck and killed by a car on the evening of Jan. 13 after attempting to cross the highway where it intersects with Rio Road.

His death, and the death of another pedestrian within Charlottesville city limits earlier in the year, have raised concerns over transportation infrastructure in the area.


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