Semi, van accident sends 1 to hospital

Published 10:31 am Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Members of Lawrence County Emergency Medical Services and Ironton Fire Department personnel work to secure an accident victim following a two-vehicle crash, on South Third Street, next to Neal’s Automotive Tuesday

An Ironton man is hospitalized in serious condition at Cabell Huntington Hospital following a two-car accident on South Third Street, Tuesday.

Garland Sharp, 22, of 714 S. 10th St., was taken to the hospital after the 2001 Ford Aerostar van he was driving hit a 2001 Peterbilt semi truck, according to Ironton Police Chief Jim Carey.

Sharp’s car was northbound on South Third as the Peterbilt driven by Brian Carr, 41, of Rutland, was southbound.

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“Sharp went left of center into the path of the truck,” Carey said.

Sharp was cited for failure to control. His injuries were listed as “incapacitating,” the police chief said.