The driver of one vehicle was temporarily entrapped in her car after a T-bone collision Sunday afternoon outside of Carthage.
Emergency responders were dispatched at 1:50 pm to a vehicle accident at the intersection of NC 24/27 and NC Highway 22.
The first arriving emergency units reported heavy damage to two vehicles and the roadway blocked.
Firefighters had to use specialized rescue tools to open the drivers door on a Honda Accord to free the injured driver. A second person was also injured in the Accord. Both of these victims were transported by ambulance to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital with injuries reported as not life-threatening.
The driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse had minor injuries and remained at the scene to speak with law enforcement.
Traffic driving from both directions of NC 24/27 and on NC Highway 22 were delayed by this accident scene as law enforcement worked to move traffic past the accident using only one lane. Once the vehicles were loaded onto wreckers the roadway reopened to normal traffic approximately one hour after the accident happened.
Responding to this accident were units with Carthage Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and the NC State Highway Patrol.
This is one of three vehicle accidents in the Carthage area this afternoon. The cause of the accident remained under investigation as of this report.
(Story Correction: It was initially incorrectly reported that this accident occurred at the intersection of NC 24/27 and Plank Road. The actual location was NC 24/27 and NC Highway 22. This Story has been changed to reflect this update)