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CANA — A pedestrian who was on scene at a vehicle accident on U.S. 52 Wednesday suffered injuries after she stepped into traffic, according to Virginia State Police.
Angela Jones, 47, of Cana and her husband received a call from her son, saying that he had been in an accident Wednesday morning, according to investigating Trooper S.M. Phillips.
The couple found an accident at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Flower Gap Road.
(It turned out that this incident was not her son’s accident.)
Jones was in the center turn lane between a fire truck and another emergency responder’s vehicle at about 8:10 a.m. when she stepped into the northbound lane, the trooper explained.
“She must have been worried about her son,” Phillips said, feeling that Jones was distracted at the time.
Jones stepped into the path of a 2012 Chevy four-door passenger vehicle, and she was struck.
Phillips witnessed the incident and found no fault with the driver of the vehicle. The view of the road was obstructed by the emergency vehicles in the turn lane.
“There was nothing she could have done,” the trooper said.
Jones was conscious and alert at the scene. Phillips did not know the extent of her injuries.
Jones was taken to Northern Surry Hospital in Mount Airy, N.C., and was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment.
Virginia State Police received no other reports of accidents in the area, so it’s unclear where the incident involving Jones’ son was.