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Weather brings wild ride for driver in Botetourt County

By Joe Dashiell, jdashiell@wdbj7.com
Published On: Dec 08 2013 03:18:10 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 08 2013 03:27:13 PM EST
ALLEGHANY CO., Va. -

Chris Sorrels says he is thankful to be alive.

The Alleghany County resident was on his way to work Sunday morning when he hit a stretch of wet pavement on Route 220 in Botetourt County.

He lost control on the slick pavement and the car left the highway. It rolled over more than once and ended up on its side.

Sorrels suffered some minor cuts on his hands trying to break a window to get out of the car. A volunteer firefighter in Botetourt County, Sorrels said he wasn't seriously injured in the accident.

A state trooper cited Sorrels for failure to maintain control of his vehicle, but the driver said he wasn't speeding when the accident happened. He encouraged anyone who has to drive during this winter storm to be very careful.Chris Sorrels says he is thankful to be alive.

The Alleghany County resident was on his way to work Sunday morning when he hit a stretch of wet pavement on Route 220 in Botetourt County.

He lost control on the slick pavement and the car left the highway. It rolled over more than once and ended up on its side.

Sorrels suffered some minor cuts on his hands trying to break a window to get out of the car. A volunteer firefighter in Botetourt County, Sorrels said he wasn't seriously injured in the accident.

A state trooper cited Sorrels for failure to maintain control of his vehicle, but the driver said he wasn't speeding when the accident happened. He encouraged anyone who has to drive during this winter storm to be very careful.