The accident occurred at approximately 6:20 am three-tenths of a mile east of Route 601. Twenty-nine year old Lara Matthews of Charleston, WV was driving a 2007 Kia Sportage eastbound on Route 7 when she struck a deer. As a result of the impact Matthews drove into the median. According to Virginia State Police Information Officer Sgt. F.L. Tyler, when Matthews attempted to pull back onto the roadway she pulled into the path of a 2009 Hyundai operated by Brian Burns of Winchester. The vehicles collided and both drivers were injured.
Both drivers were transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment.
As a result of the accident Ms. Matthews was issued a summons for an unsafe lane change.