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SUFFOLK, Va. – Suffolk officials responded to a two vehicle accident involving a passenger vehicle and a backhoe on Sunday evening.

Provided by Suffolk Police

The crash was reported to have happened in the 2200 block of Bridge Road and was reported to officials around 7:08 p.m.

A total of three patients were ground transported to a local hospital: two from the passenger vehicle and one from the backhoe.

A backhoe – also called rear actor or back actor – is a type of digger, consisting of a digging bucket on the end of a two-part articulated arm.

The passenger of the vehicle was noted to have possible life threatening injuries. The other two injured patients have non-life threatening injuries.

The roadway was completely shut down for about 30 minutes.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

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