January 23, 2006
Albemarle County fire and police responded to a scary accident tonight. The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Old Lynchburg Road. Fifty-seven-year-old David Patton was traveling westbound on Old Lynchburg Road when his 1994 Ford Explorer hit a 16-year-old teenager that was walking with his bike.
The teen was transported to the hospital with injuries to his legs. He is expected to survive.
Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. Albemarle County Police say the driver stayed on the scene and that alcohol was not a factor.