Troy resident still in Virginia hospital

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 13, 2002

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One Troy resident remains in critical but stable condition and another is recuperating at home following an automobile accident on Feb. 7 near Lexington, Va.

Allene Snider remains in a Roanoke, Va. hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition, according to a spokesperson at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Troy City Council Member Charles Meeks, who was also injured in the accident, is recovering from a broken sternum at his home in Troy.

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"We’re just so thankful none of us lost our lives in the accident," said Meeks Tuesday. "We are so appreciative of the support we have received from the Troy community since this all happened."

Both were injured when Jerry Snider, the driver of the vehicle they were traveling in, lost control of the car, hit a parked truck on the shoulder of the highway and overturned. The day of the accident, Snider said he believed the accident occurred as a result of a tire on his vehicle blowing out. He and a fourth passenger in the car, Josephine Meeks, sustained only minor injuries as a result of the crash.

According to a spokesperson for the Virginia State Police, Mr. Snider has been charged with reckless driving in the accident, after hitting the 18-wheeler, which was parked on the shoulder of the road.