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Updated: Driver Injured, Not Charged in Crash on Garth Road

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Car involved in a single-vehicle crash on Garth Road Car involved in a single-vehicle crash on Garth Road
Car involved in a single-vehicle crash on Garth Road Car involved in a single-vehicle crash on Garth Road
Accident in the area of Garth Road and Free Union Road (Photo courtesy ACPD) Accident in the area of Garth Road and Free Union Road (Photo courtesy ACPD)
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

An accident on Garth Road in Albemarle County impacted traffic for several hours Friday.

Emergency crews responded to the 2100 block of Garth Road, near Free Union Road, around 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 12.

Police said a car lost control and crashed into a power pole, damaging it and some electric lines.

Crews on the scene said the driver was alert and talking, but he was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the driver is not being charged.

Authorities warned drivers to expect traffic delays and to avoid the area.

Police announced at 4:15 p.m. that the road was fully open to traffic.

Release from the Albemarle County Police Department:

VDOT opened the road at 3:30 PM.

No charges are going to be filed—it was weather-related.

Driver hydroplaned and hit a utility pole. He was transported to UVA Med Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Other details:
Single car crash happened around 10:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Garth Road, just west of Free Union Road. That section of the road was pretty much reduced to one lane (westbound lane closed) from the time of the crash to 3:30 p.m. while crews removed the car and Dominion crews fixed the pole.