Two Loudoun County Correctional Vans Involved in Accident

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington

January 26, 2006

Two Loudoun County correctional vans en route to the Blue Ridge Correctional Facility have been involved in an accident with a logging truck south of the I-64 interchange on Rt.-29 in Albemarle County.

"It makes you kind of nervous, said Bobby Dunivan, driver of the logging truck. "I don't know who got hurt or nothing else."

That's what Dunivan told CBS19 just minutes after his logging truck was hit by the two correctional vans.

"One van came around me, and then he started sliding back and forth on the road," said Dunivan. "When he (driver of the first correctional truck) come around me the other one run to the back of it (the logging truck)."

"Once we got here all the inmates... still had leg shackles and belly chains and still were under control, and very cooperative," said Corporal Sean Hackney, Albemarle County Police.

All 12 prisoners were taken to UVA Medical Center with police escorts. Three prisoners are still being held a UVA for further observations. The other nine prisoners have been released temporarily into custody of the Charlottesville - Albemarle Regional Jail.

"There were six patients in that car and we had to cut them out of that car," said Jack Benner of Albemarle County Fire Department.

For Dunivan, he luckily escaped from this accident with a small scrape on his hand and he says he's happy about that. "I'm alright just a little nervous," laughed Dunivan.

Albemarle County Police say it could take a couple days to conclude what actually happened in this accident.

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