Five people were injured and the roadway was totally blocked by a three vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in the Eastwood area. The wreck happened minutes before 5:00 pm on Murdocksville Road at the intersection with Juniper Lake Road.
The accident involved a Toyota Camry passenger car that reportedly entered the intersection from Juniper Lake Road before being struck by a Chevrolet work truck driving on Murdocksville Road. A Cadillac Deville passenger car driving on Murdocksville Road then struck the rear of the truck and the trailer it was pulling after the truck & trailer had jackknifed in the middle of the road. The Camry ran off of the road after being struck before coming to a stop against a tree beside the wrecked truck.
Three adults and two children were transported from the scene of the accident by ambulance to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst with injuries reported as not life threatening.
Murdocksville Road and Juniper Lake Road were totally closed to through traffic for approximately one hour while the injured were assisted and the roadway cleared.
Responding to this accident were units with Eastwood Fire Department, Pinehurst Fire Department, West End Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, Taylortown Police Department, and the NC State Highway Patrol.