Vehicle overturns on 501 sending one person to hospital Tuesday morning

(Emily Swecker/WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - A car accident on 501 north sends one person to the hospital Tuesday morning.

The call first came in at 7:24 a.m., according to public dispatch.

The incident took place on 501 north and south at Wiggington Rd. causing traffic delays.

The driver of the flipped vehicle has been sent to Lynchburg General Hospital with minor injuries.

Police officials report the driver fell asleep, hit a tree causing his car to overturn.

The scene is now cleared and lanes have been reopened.

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