Jail Van Carrying 12 Inmates Wrecks In Suffolk

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File photo of a prison van. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a prison van. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

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SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — A dozen inmates went to the hospital after a jail van they were riding in hit a tree in Suffolk.

The accident occurred around 8 a.m. Monday.

Suffolk spokeswoman Diana Klink tells media outlets that the van ran up on a curb and hit the tree.

Klink says the inmates complained of minor back, neck and shoulder pain after the accident. They were taken to a local hospital to be checked out. The driver and a guard weren’t injured.

The van was transporting the inmates from the Western Tidewater Regional Jail to the Mills E. Godwin Jr. Courts Building in Suffolk.

The accident remains under investigation.

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