5 July, 2018
Photo: A crane holds a Nissan Pathfinder secure so the trailer it was hauling can be safely removed at the scene of a one vehicle wreck on Greenville Avenue in Staunton on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The SUV struck a fire hydrant and then a business sign before its trailer pushed the rear of the vehicle up into the air and held it there.
A driver lost control of his SUV Wednesday afternoon in Staunton, sending the vehicle airborne and crashing into a sign.
The accident took place in the 1000 block of Greenville Avenue as dozens of gawkers took a July 4th pause to check out the unusual wreck.
Staunton police said it appeared the driver, who was using a utility trailer that was carrying a canoe, was headed south when he lost control of his Nissan Pathfinder, went off the right side of the road, hit a ditch and went airborne.
The SUV struck a sign for Augusta/Valley Animal Hospital and American Freestyle Karate. The vehicle also hit a fire hydrant.
Police said it didn't appear the driver or the occupants of the SUV were seriously injured.
A crane was used to lower the SUV and trailer to the ground.
Details were limited at the scene.
SOURCE: News Leader