Construction Zone Wreck Injures Three in Charlottesville

By: WCAV newsroom Email
By: WCAV newsroom Email

Charlottesville, VA. (WCAV)-- Charlottesville police say a medical issue may have led to the crash that sent three people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses to the wreck in front of the Barracks Road Shopping Center said the driver, 74-year-old Conrad Smith of Crozet, was driving erratically southbound on Emmet Street in the moments before the wreck.

A 45-year-old utility worker from Louisa remains in serious condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Investigators say he and a second utility worker, a 23-year-old from Keswick, were standing behind their truck when Smith plowed into them, pinning the worker from Louisa. A third worker, who was in the utility truck bucket, was not injured.

Smith also remains hospitalized Wednesday night. No charges have been filed. Charlottesville police say it will be up to the Commonwealth's Attorney, Dave Chapman, to decide whether to press charges in the incident. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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