‘Oh my God!’ Two drivers injured in collision

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

* Video from the scene

LEDBETTER — Two drivers, including a female student, were injured when their vehicles collided at about 3 p.m. on Graham Bridge Road north of Dan McDonald Road.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Rescue personnel helped free the driver pinned in his Ford Expedition.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Rescue County Rescue Squad personnel helped free the driver pinned in his Ford Expedition.

Witnesses said Brooke Deegan’s purple Chrysler PT Cruiser was headed north along the 300 block of Graham Bridge Road when the Cruiser collided with a southbound burgundy Ford Expedition driven by Edwin Davis. Deegan could not open her door and crawled out the back of the vehicle.

“Oh my God,” exclaimed one of Deegan’s relatives as she arrived at the scene. The front left portion of the Cruiser was smashed in.

Davis was charged with crossing the double yellow line in the incident.

Davis of the Expedition was pinned inside his vehicle. Personnel from Richmond County Rescue Squad used tools to extricate the man from the vehicle. Firefighters from Northside Volunteer Fire Department then aided personnel from FirstHealth EMS and Richmond County Rescue Squad in getting Davis onto the gurney and into the back of a FirstHealth ambulance.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Both drivers were transported to FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham.

Deputies from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. Joe’s Towing and Roadside Services arrived to haul the vehicles away from the scene.

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