Deputy saved by the belt

Matthew Carter is here today because he buckled up.
The Augusta County sheriff’s deputy was responding to an emergency call on Eastside Highway on the afternoon of April 1 when a drunk driver entered his lane of travel and nearly hit his cruiser head-on. Carter was able to maneuver away from a direct head-on collision, but the car was totaled. Carter walked away from the accident with only minor injuries due to his use of a safety belt.

County Sheriff Randy Fisher presented Carter with a Saved by the Belt Award last week. The award is given to recognize people involved in traffic accidents whose injuries are reduced or lives are saved due to the use of safety restraints.


Story by Chris Graham

uva basketball team of destiny

Team of Destiny: Inside UVA Basketball's improbable run

Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.

The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

augusta free press


%d bloggers like this: