Charges pending against driver involved in Route 460 accident near Bedford

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BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) Bedford police say charges are pending against a driver who caused an accident, which backed up traffic on Route 460 in Bedford Tuesday morning.

Bedford Police Department Sergeant Joe Dooley said the driver of an SUV was turning off of Patterson Mill Road onto Route 460 east around 10:00 Tuesday morning. The SUV collided with a pickup truck that was heading east on 460, according to Dooley.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries. Dooley said the driver of the SUV will face charges.

Route 460 eastbound was blocked was for approximately 45 minutes while the accident was being cleared, but all lanes of traffic have since reopened.