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Vehicle crashes near hospital, ends up in wooded area
The 52-year-old Spotsylvania woman was driving a Ford Explorer and failed to negotiate the sharp curve on the road behind the hospital. She was headed toward U.S. 1 at the time and the vehicle ended up 10-15 yards into the trees and down an embankment, according to Fredericksburg Police Spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe.
A charge of reckless driving (failure to maintain control, not speeding) is likely, however the investigation is not complete, she said.
A woman is in Mary Washington Hospital this morning after driving her car off the road near the hospital, according to the Fredericksburg Fire Department.
The vehicle and driver were found down an embankment about 15 feet below the road surface in a stand of pine trees, according to a release from Deputy Fire Chief Mike Jones.
After an initial assessment, the city’s aerial truck was requested to assist with extricating the driver of the vehicle and up the embankment, according to the release.
The woman was transported to the hospital and had abdominal pain, according to the release.
The Fredericksburg Police Department is investigating the incident.