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Man taken to hospital after crashing into Christiansburg Cricket Wireless

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Published: Feb. 20, 2021 at 2:37 PM EST
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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - The driver of a Chevrolet pickup ran into a parked car and a Cricket Wireless store in Christiansburg (1580 N. Franklin St.) Saturday, before being taken to Lewisgale Hospital Montgomery for further evaluation, according to police.

William Tyler Griffith, 27 of Dublin, was traveling north in the 1500 block of North Franklin Street when he went over the divider and crossed the southbound lanes before leaving the road. He sustained no visible injuries and was conscious and alert after the crash, according to police.

Griffith had no recollection of the crash or what caused him to go over the center line.

The Cricket Wireless was occupied at the time, and an employee received a minor cut from flying debris.

No serious injuries were reported.

There was significant damage to both the Cricket Wireless and a parked Honda Civic. The pickup was deemed a loss. Early estimates tallied up to approximately $60,000 in damages for the building before Christiansburg building inspectors condemned it as a result of the crash.

There was approximately $4,000 in damages done to the parked car.

No word yet on charges in this case.

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