Two Vehicle Accident on Porterfield Highway – December 21, 2017

At 10:02, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a vehicle accident involving a passenger car and a UPS truck. The UPS truck was stopped at a traffic signal at the intersection of Porterfield Highway and Elementary Drive. The passenger car hit the UPS truck in the rear, causing lots of debris and fluids to be leaked onto the roadway from the car. Although the UPS truck sustained limited damage, the truck’s cargo was off-loaded to another delivery truck and towed. Both drivers were transported to Johnston Memorial Hospital by Washington County Life Saving Crew. Chief 201, Rescue Engine 206, Battalion 209 and Utility 210 responded along with the Washington County Life Saving Crew and Virginia State Police.