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Two injured in Sunday accident

Two men were injured Sunday night when a motorcycle and pickup truck collided on Route 11, and then both of the men were struck by a third vehicle as one tried to help the other out of the road.
Virginia State Police First Sgt. Mike Honaker said Roy Lee Coleman III, 23, of Lynchburg sustained “very serious life-threatening” injuries as a result of both incidents.
Honaker said Coleman was initially injured when the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle he was riding northbound on Rt. 11 “t-boned” a westbound 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck that pulled into his path from the Ruebush Road railroad crossing area.
The driver of the pickup truck, Christopher Tolbert, 25, of Fountain, Colo. was charged with failure to yield the right of way in the 10:10 p.m. wreck, Honaker said.
Four minutes later, he said, Tolbert had exited the truck and was attempting to help Coleman from the road when a 1999 Oldsmobile struck both men before any emergency units had arrived on the scene.
Honaker said charges are pending against 64-year-old Dallas E. Townley of Leo Place in Pulaski, who was driving the Oldsmobile.
According to Honaker, Tolbert was transported to the hospital, but sustained only minor injuries as a result of both incidents. Townley wasn’t injured.
According to Brad Wright, public information officer for Dublin Fire Department, Route 11 was “completely shut down” while crews worked the wreck.
Wright said Regional Emergency Medical Services Inc. (REMSI) transported both men to Pulaski Community Hospital. However, Coleman was transferred to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Route 11 was reopened about 11:50 p.m., when all units cleared the scene, Wright said.

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Two injured in Sunday accident

Two men were injured Sunday night when a motorcycle and pickup truck collided on Route 11, and then both of the men were struck by a third vehicle as one tried to help the other out of the road.
Virginia State Police First Sgt. Mike Honaker said Roy Lee Coleman III, 23, of Lynchburg sustained “very serious life-threatening” injuries as a result of both incidents.
Honaker said Coleman was initially injured when the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle he was riding northbound on Rt. 11 “t-boned” a westbound 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck that pulled into his path from the Ruebush Road railroad crossing area.
The driver of the pickup truck, Christopher Tolbert, 25, of Fountain, Colo. was charged with failure to yield the right of way in the 10:10 p.m. wreck, Honaker said.
Four minutes later, he said, Tolbert had exited the truck and was attempting to help Coleman from the road when a 1999 Oldsmobile struck both men before any emergency units had arrived on the scene.
Honaker said charges are pending against 64-year-old Dallas E. Townley of Leo Place in Pulaski, who was driving the Oldsmobile.
According to Honaker, Tolbert was transported to the hospital, but sustained only minor injuries as a result of both incidents. Townley wasn’t injured.
According to Brad Wright, public information officer for Dublin Fire Department, Route 11 was “completely shut down” while crews worked the wreck.
Wright said Regional Emergency Medical Services Inc. (REMSI) transported both men to Pulaski Community Hospital. However, Coleman was transferred to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Route 11 was reopened about 11:50 p.m., when all units cleared the scene, Wright said.

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