Four injured in three-vehicle crash

Rt. 11 wreck May 2013-webBy MELINDA WILLIAMS


A Pulaski man injured in a wreck on Route 11 Saturday was listed in good condition at a Roanoke hospital Thursday afternoon, a hospital spokesman said.

Thomas Cundiff was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after being injured in a three-vehicle wreck that also sent three other people to the hospital, according to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jeff Saunders.

Saunders said sheriff’s office Cpl. Barbara Owens stopped on Route 11 around 2:30 p.m. Saturday to remove brush that was blocking the right northbound lane of travel when a 2001 Ford Taurus stopped about 30 feet behind her patrol vehicle.  At that point, a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Cundiff collided with the rear of the Taurus, driven by Linda Hudson of Pulaski, shoving it into the patrol car.

Cundiff, Hudson and two passengers in Hudson’s car were transported to LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski. Saunders said Cundiff was later airlifted to Roanoke, but Hudson and her passengers did not receive life-threatening injuries. Owens wasn’t injured.

The wreck remains under investigation by Sgt. Todd Saunders with the sheriff’s office. Jeff Saunders said charges are pending.

Dublin and Pulaski fire department personnel responded to the scene to extricate the motorists from their vehicles. The patients were transported by REMSI.




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