Gemima Collins, Gary Dishman Injured in Accident on Route 13 in Accomack County, VA
Accomack County, VA -- On September 9, 2019, Gemima Collins and Gary Dishman were injured in a crash between a van and a semi truck in Accomack County.
Authorities with the Virginia State Police say the incident happened around 5:10 a.m. on southbound Route 13, near the GoGlass auto glass shop. A state trooper witnessed Collins' Chrysler van pull out of a private driveway and then enter the path of a southbound Peterbilt 18-wheeler driven by Dishman. The truck jackknifed as Dishman tried to avoid the van, but then struck it anyway before running off the road and crashing into a tree.
Both Dishman and Collins suffered serious injuries and both were taken to Shore Memorial Hospital for treatment.
State police charged Collins with failure to yield the right of way.