According to Sgt. C.W. Owen of the Virginia State Police, Hurt resident James Wainwright has been charged with reckless driving after striking a contract worker with his vehicle on U.S. 29 at approximately 11:45 a.m. on August 10.


On the day of the incident, Wainwright was driving in a Chevy Lumina when he went off the right side of U.S. 29, collided with a guardrail, and struck the worker, a resident of Winterville, North Carolina. The man was picking up trash where his business was mowing.


Wainwright’s vehicle also collided with a pickup truck along the shoulder of the highway and pushed it into the guardrail.


The victim received air transport to Lynchburg General Hospital after the crash.

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