Four people injured after several ‘significant’ crashes in Bedford County, fire officials say

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The Bedford Fire Department says two people were hospitalized after a crash on the MLK Bypass on Wednesday, Sept. 22. (Photo: Courtesy Bedford Fire Department Facebook page)

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Four people were brought to the hospital over the course of two days after Bedford first responders were dispatched to three significant crashes.

According to the Bedford Fire Department, the first crash occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 21 along Taylor Mountain Road after a vehicle went off the road and hit a tree.

When units arrived at the scene, they reportedly found the driver still in the vehicle — but not trapped — and took the driver to the hospital.

The Bedford Fire Department says one person was hospitalized after a crash along Taylor Mountain Road on Tuesday, Sept. 21. (Photo: Courtesy Bedford Fire Department Facebook page)

Then, just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the department says that crews responded to the intersection of East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike and Timber Ridge Road for a vehicle crash with entrapment.

First responders say they discovered a pickup had lost control, rolled several times, and was hit by another vehicle just after coming to rest. Personnel removed the driver from the sedan and transported the driver to the hospital.

The Bedford Fire Department says one person was hospitalized after a crash along the East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike on Tuesday, Sept. 21. (Photo: Courtesy Bedford Fire Department Facebook page)

The third crash took place just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22 between East Main Street and South Street on the MLK bypass, according to the department.

Fire officials say two people were hospitalized because of that wreck, with one of the patients sent to Roanoke Memorial Hospital as a trauma alert.

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