First Responders Injured Rescuing Driver After Car Crashes Into Pond

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Tuesday, at approximately 12:21 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle traffic crash in the 8100 block of Lee Davis Road at Covenant Woods Drive.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, occupied by only the driver, was travelling south on Lee Davis Road, when it left the right side of the roadway and came to a rest in a retention pond.  When deputies arrived, they found the vehicle totally submerged in the middle of the pond.  Deputies immediately entered the water to render aid to any occupants.  Hanover Sheriff’s Office and Hanover Fire-EMS personnel were able to remove the driver from the vehicle and determine there were no other occupants.

The 63-year-old driver of the Dodge Grand Caravan was transported to MCV Medical Center for treatment. Four Hanover deputies were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and exposure to the cold water.  Additionally one Hanover deputy and four Hanover Fire-EMS personnel were treated for minor injuries and exposure at the scene.

“We are proud of our deputies, who did not hesitate to put themselves in harm’s way to provide life-saving assistance to the victim in this crash.  Our prayers are now with the driver and our hope that he will recover from this incident.” said Colonel David R. Hines, Sheriff.

Investigators are still collecting information to determine the circumstances that led to this incident.  Anyone having information is asked to please contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140.

Stay with 8News for continuing updates to this developing story.


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