Update: Car Goes Over Embankment in Danville, Two Injured

Update 3:45 p.m.:

Danville, VA - Police say a 58 year old driver from North Carolina and front seat passenger, a 69 year old from Danville were both taken to the hospital after an accident on Riverside Drive (Route 58) Friday morning. Both were later transferred from Danville Regional Medical Center to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. There is still no word on what caused the car to go off the road and over the embankment.


Danville, VA - Two people were taken to the hospital Friday morning after a car driving east on Route 58 somehow went off the road and down an embankment into some shallow water. It happened across the road from Steve Padgett's Honda dealership.

The Danville Fire Department says four people were in the car at the time, and the two that went to the hospital had serious injuries.

They got the call at around 11:30 a.m. and 3 fire engines, police, and the Danville Lifesaving Crew responded.

They are still investigating exactly what caused the car to go off the road.

Press Release from Danville Police:

Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that occurred this morning on Riverside Drive.

At approximately 11:33AM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the 4000 block of Riverside Drive for a report of a single vehicle crash. A 1997 Chevrolet Lumina was traveling east on Riverside Drive. For reasons unknown at this time, the vehicle turned right and entered the driveway for Riverview Dental Care, 4035 Riverside Drive. The vehicle continued over the curbing and traveled into a water filled retaining pond. There were four occupants in the vehicle. All occupants were extracted from the vehicle The driver, age 58 of North Carolina and front passenger, age 69, of Danville were both transported to Danville Regional Medical Center for treatment and later transferred to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for further medical treatment. The vehicle sustained approximately $5,500 in damages.