A Ford Explorer veered off Colonial Avenue a little after 2 p.m. on Tuesday and crashed into the pond near Sunscape Apartments, where it became submerged. Here’s a video of divers pulling the SUV from the pond.
We also have a story on the incident, and the full police statement from Roanoke County police below:
Colonial Ave. Traffic Crash
• Type of Crash: Single Vehicle Crash
• Date of Crash: 11/25/08 Time of Crash: 2:10 P.M.
• Location of Crash: Colonial Ave. @ Sunscape Dr.
• Investigating Officer: Officer S.G. Slade
• Victim Name(s):
• Suspect Name(s):
• Charges if Applicable: Pending
• The road was not blocked to traffic
• Alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor.
• Seatbelts were worn by the victim(s).
• Weather was not a factor in the crash.
• Additional Remarks: On Tuesday November 25, 2008 at approximately 2:10 P.M. members of the Roanoke County Police Department responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of Colonial Ave and Sunscape Dr. A vehicle travelling East on Colonial Ave left the roadway and crashed into a retaining pond at Sunscape Apartments. The driver and occupant of the vehicle complained of no injuries. Both occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. Anyone with information or questions can contact Officer Slade at 562-3265 after 7:00 A.M. on November 26, 2008.