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Accident Involving Dump Truck Shuts Down Scottsville Rd - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Accident Involving Dump Truck Shuts Down Scottsville Rd

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Two people are recovering Monday following an accident just south of Charlottesville.  It involved a dump truck and a small sedan, that both ended up deep in the woods.

Albemarle County police say this accident was pretty unusual, but both drivers handled it as well as they could.  A blown tire appears to be the culprit.

The accident happened just before noon Monday on Route 20 near Forrest Road.  A dump truck blew a tire and the driver lost control, hitting a small blue Toyota before heading into the woods and crashing into a tree.  The dump truck driver had to be extricated from the truck.    

Both drivers were treated for non life-threatening injuries at the University of Virginia Medical Center and were later released.  Police say no charges will be filed.

Route 20 was closed in both directions for more than a hour Monday, while police and rescue worked.  Traffic was backed up several miles in both directions.

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