Car hits man picking up trash on roadside in Hampton

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 2:28 PM

HAMPTON - A man picking up trash on the side of the road was hit by a car.

Va. State Police say 72-year-old Verla A. Brantley was trying to take the on-ramp to I-64 west from Mercury Blvd. when she lost control of her car.  The car went off the road and hit the guardrail where 42-year-old Terry Cowles was picking up trash, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya.

The accident occurred just before 10:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Cowles, who lives in Williamsburg, was taken to Riverside Hospital with injuries considered not life-threatening.

Brantley was charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain proper control of the vehicle.

 

 

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