Jan. 17, 2014 - Editor’s note: Due to a reporter’s error, the driver of the Ford Fusion in the “Car jumps curb, injuries three” article on Jan. 15 was inaccurately identified as Holly Walker. She was not involved in the incident. We apologize for the error.
ROCKINGHAM — Three adults appeared to suffer only minor injuries after an accident took place around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in downtown Rockingham.
FirstHealth EMS transported all three victims to FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham for treatment. No further details on their conditions were available before The Daily Journal went to press.
Rockingham Police Department Officer John Haywood said a four-door burgundy Ford Fusion, driven by Holly Walker, was driving west on West Washington Street when her vehicle jumped over the curb of the Department of Social Services parking lot and struck another vehicle. Police were unable to comment on whether Walker was speeding or whether she ran the stop sign located at the intersection of Washington and Caroline streets. Walker was the only passenger in the car.
Police said Walker went down the embankment and into the parking lot where she struck a maroon Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Doris Page. The van, which carried three adults and two children, was traveling in the parking lot when Walker drove down the hill and into the passenger side of the van, injuring passenger Joyce Ledbetter.
Page was also caught by surprise as she said she didn’t see the car coming.
After Walker hit the Dodge Caravan, Officer L.F. McCaskill said Walker’s car traveled roughly 90 feet before coming to rest upon striking a parked black Suzuki Grand Vitara. There were no passengers in the Suzuki.
The Rockingham Fire Department responded to the scene as well as the Rockingham Police Department and FirstHealth EMS.