Georgia woman escapes injury in two-car crash

Multiple accidents mar end to work week

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — A 38-year-old Nations Express courier from Atlanta, Ga., avoided injury Friday afternoon when the vehicle in front of her came to nearly a complete stop while on Highway 74 west of Rockingham about three-quarters of a mile before the Pee Dee River.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com The driver of a Ford Freestar traveled 1 mile after being struck by a commercial van early Friday afternoon on Highway 74 west of Rockingham. The Freestar driver stopped on the Anson County side of the Pee Dee River.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
The driver of a Ford Freestar traveled 1 mile after being struck by a commercial van early Friday afternoon on Highway 74 west of Rockingham. The Freestar driver stopped on the Anson County side of the Pee Dee River.

Sarah Mouzakis said she was traveling west in her white commercial van shortly before 1 p.m. when the white Ford Freestar with North Carolina tags traveling in front of her “just stopped in front of me.”

Mouzakis said she attempted to move into the lefthand lane but the incident occurred too quickly, and the front of her vehicle struck the rear of the Freestar. The driver of the Freestar continued on for another mile Highway 74 until coming to a stop at Pee Dee Orchards in Anson County.

First-responders from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Cordova Fire and Rescue, FirstHealth EMS and North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene. Bostick Towing arrived to transport Mouzakis’ work vehicle.

Mouzakis was checked out by medical personnel and declined transport to FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital. The driver from the Freestar was being assisted by a trooper with the Highway Patrol. It’s unknown if that driver suffered any injury in the incident. Zena, a red-nosed brindle pit bull traveling with Mouzakis, appeared unharmed.

It’s also unknown if either driver would be cited in the incident.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Voluneers with Cordova Fire and Rescue help contain fluids from a commercial van involved in a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon on Highway 74 west of Rockingham.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Voluneers with Cordova Fire and Rescue help contain fluids from a commercial van involved in a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon on Highway 74 west of Rockingham.

Fender-bender on Greene Street

ROCKINGHAM — A light bump between the front of one vehicle into the back of another shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday brought first-responders to Greene Street near U.S. Route 220 in Rockingham.

Personnel with Rockingham Police Department, Rockingham Fire Department and FirstHealth EMS were called out at 2:05 p.m. Upon arrival, they saw a white Toyota 4Runner sport utility vehicle situated just behind a silver Chrysler Town and Country van. Both vehicles had North Carolina license plates.

It appeared that both drivers declined medical treatment beyond being checked out on scene by on-scene paramedics.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com FirstHealth EMS personnel check on the driver of a silver Chrysler Town & Country van Friday afternoon on Greene Street in Rockingham after it was involved in what appeared to be a fender-bender.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
FirstHealth EMS personnel check on the driver of a silver Chrysler Town & Country van Friday afternoon on Greene Street in Rockingham after it was involved in what appeared to be a fender-bender.

 

 

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