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Accident Reports: Callao, Warsaw, Essex County

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:39 pm

A helicopter arrives to transport Thomas Clohan of Fredericksburg to VCU Medical Center. Clohan was injured in an auto accident Friday outside of Callao.

A helicopter arrives to transport Thomas Clohan of Fredericksburg to VCU Medical Center. Clohan was injured in an auto accident Friday outside of Callao.

Callao: Fredericksburg man airlifted from accident on Route 360 near Callao

Local emergency officials and the Virginia State Police responded Friday to a two-vehicle accident on Route 360 East outside of Callao in which one driver was freed from entrapment within his car and airlifted from the scene.

Involved were  Thomas  Clohan, 66, of  Fredericksburg, and Norman Dodson, 59, of Heathsville.

According to VSP Trooper Patrick McCranie, he had pulled his dump truck, to which a two-axle trailer was attached, out of a driveway, was getting up to speed and had proceeded about 300 yards when the trailer was struck from behind by Clohan’s Honda Civic. The hood of Clohan’s car went through the windshield and over his head.

As a result of the accident, Clohan was trapped in the car and the local fire department had to cut him out of the vehicle, McCranie said. Responders to the scene were unable to determine the reason why Clohan ran into the back of the trailer.

Clohan was speaking, but disoriented, and complaining that he could not feel some of his extremities.

He was medevaced to VCU Medical Center in Richmond in serious to critical condition. There was no further report regarding his status as of press time.

Dodson did not sustain any injuries or damage to his vehicle. McCranie said it did not appear that alcohol was a factor and added that both drivers were wearing their seat belts.


Warsaw: Vehicles collide at intersection of Route 360 and Main Street


A two-vehicle accident that occurred Friday at the intersection of Route 360 resulted in charges for one of the drivers involved.

According to Warsaw Police Chief C.J. Spare, Wayne Davis, 60, of Suitland, Md. was traveling east on 360 when he attempted to make a left turn onto Main Street and his 2000 Cadillac collided with the 2006 Toyota pick-up truck driven by Rufus Robinson, 58, of North Chesterfield. Robinson was travelling west on 360. Both drivers had “solid green” lights according to Spare. Davis was charged with Fail to Yield. He was transported via ambulance to the hospital, although the report did not indicate the extent of his injuries. Spare said there was no impairment involved in the accident.


Tappahannock man dies from injuries sustained in Essex County auto accident

On Wednesday July 23 at 4:09 p.m., Virginia State Police Master Trooper A. Allen responded to a two-vehicle crash at Mt. Landing Road at Warings Mill Road in Essex County.

A 1986 GMC pickup was traveling east on Mt. Landing Road when it attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway, as the vehicle was turning it was struck at an angle by a 1991 Ford Pickup.

The driver of the 1986 GMC pickup, Arthur L. Bundy, Jr., 31, of Tappahannock was transported by Virginia State Police Med-Flight to MCV hospital with serious injuries.

Bundy died at the hospital at approximately 9:16 p.m., as a result of injuries sustained from the crash.

The driver of the 1991 Ford pickup, Anna N. Hudock, 18, of Tappahannock was transported to Riverside Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  She was charged with Reckless Driving.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Troopers cleared the scene at 6:30 p.m.