2 hurt in head-on collision

1 airlifted to Charlotte

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ELLERBE — Paid and volunteer first-responders from half a dozen area agencies were deployed shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday to help two motorists pinned in their vehicles after a head-on collision.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Rescue personnel use the jaws of life to extricate the trapped driver of a Chevy Cruz involved in a head-on collision Thursday morning on Haywood Parker Road.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Rescue personnel use the jaws of life to extricate the trapped driver of a Chevy Cruz involved in a head-on collision Thursday morning on Haywood Parker Road.

The incident was reported at 7:54 a.m. on Haywood Parker Road south of Gibson’s Nursery Road between Ellerbe and the Millstone community. Upon arrival, medical personnel, law enforcement and volunteer firefighters found a white Mazda facing southbound in the northbound ditch while a gray Chevy Cruz was facing northbound in the southbound ditch. Emergency dispatchers reported both drivers were trapped in their vehicles.

Personnel with Ellerbe Fire Department, Ellerbe Rescue, FirstHealth EMS, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene. Volunteers with Northside Volunteer Fire Department helped to establish a landing zone in a grassy field at the corner of Gibson’s Nursery and B.B. Covington roads, across from Rourk Presbyterian Church, for the air medevac.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

The female driver of the Chevy Cruz was transported by FirstHealth EMS to Richmond Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Mazda was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The conditions of either individual was not immediately available.

The state Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. It was not immediately clear which driver, if either, was at fault.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

 

 

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