UPDATE: One injured in vehicle crash down embankment in Danville

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The Danville Police Department and rescue personnel responded to Worsham Street, near Taft Street, at around 11:00 a.m. Tuesday afternoon to a motor vehicle that crashed down into an embankment.

Police say a beige 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was traveling on Worsham Street towards Taft Street when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to strike an unoccupied 2014 Ford Danville Public Works truck that was legally parked on the Street.

The S-10 then went off the roadway and over into an embankment.

The driver of the S-10 has been identified as a 28-year-old Pittsylvania County resident and was transported to the SOVAH for treatment.

Police say the driver has been charged with failure to keep vehicle under control.

This is a developing story. Check back with WDBJ7 for more updates.


Police say there was one man in the truck and it took a dozen members of the Danville Lifesaving crew to get him out.

The truck went down an embankment at the intersection of Worsham Street and Taft Street.

The man inside the truck was not conscious when emergency crews arrived, but regained consciousness after help from the crews.

He was taken to the hospital and is in critical but stable condition.

Authorities do not have a cause for the crash yet, but say a Danville public works truck may be involved.

Stay with WDBJ7 for this developing story.


Fire and rescue crews are working to get someone out of a car that went down an embankment in Danville.

It happened on Worsham Street.

According to a tweet from the Danville Fire Department, the car is 30 feet down the embankment.