Lingering ice causes crash in Warren

A woman is recovering from injuries sustained during a crash along Howellsville Road in Front Royal that occurred on Wednesday morning.

Warren County Fire and Rescue responded to the incident around 8 a.m., according to Warren County Chief of Fire and Rescue Richard E. Mabie. He said it took about 20 minutes for crews to recover one driver, a woman traveling alone, from her damaged vehicle.

“The dashboard and all was pushed down on her lower extremities, as well as the damage done with the drivers side of the car and the door,” he said.

Mabie said he was aware that the driver had right arm and upper body injuries. She was taken from the scene for immediate treatment to Inova Trauma Center in Falls Church via PHI Air Medical.

The other driver in the incident was in a pickup truck along with three children, who Mabie said appeared to be younger than 12 years old. He said their injuries were less severe than injuries to the other driver, and they traveled to Warren Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Mabie said that one driver hit a lingering icy spot along Howellsville Road, slid across the double yellow line and collided headfirst with the other vehicle. State police handled the incident, and Mabie said the area was cleared within an hour. To his eye, he estimated that both vehicles had been totaled by the incident.

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