- Last Updated on 11:35 AM 04/23/12
- BY STAFF
No one was injured in two traffic accidents in South Boston Friday and Saturday, according to town police. Lt. D. W. Barker said a 51-year-old Halifax man was charged with following too closely as the result of a crash Friday afternoon.
Danny Brizendine was driving a 1994 Ford Ranger when an unidentified vehicle in front of the pickup came to a stop.
Brizendine swerved to the left into the center median and struck a drainage pipe, Barker said.
The crash occurred at 3 p.m. Friday on Halifax Road, one-tenth of a mile north of Hamilton Boulevard.
Barker said investigating Officer M. W. Bowen estimated damages at $2,000 to the Ford Ranger and $100 to the drainpipe.
Both vehicles were damaged in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning, according to Lt. Barker.
A 2002 Ford Taurus driven by 64-year-old Martha Hughes of Martinsville was traveling in the right lane of Broad Street when Hughes attempted to move into the left lane and struck the right side of a 2005 Hyundai driven by 29-year-old Amanda Lester of Lewisburg, WV, Barker said.
The accident occurred at 10:42 a.m. on Broad Street, one-tenth of a mile south of Webster Street.
Baker said Officer Bowen estimated damages at $1,500 to the Taurus and $3,000 to the Hyundai. He charged Hughes with making an unsafe lane change.