One person is in critical condition after a traffic accident in Pinehurst. The accident occurred just after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 211 and Memorial Drive, near Moore Regional Hospital.
The collision sent one car careening off the road into the woods where it came to a stop over 100 feet from where the collision initially occurred.
The male driver of a Lexus ES350 was removed from his vehicle in the wooded area and life saving measures were immediately undertaken by emergency crews. Paramedics worked to stabilize the man, and he was transported to Moore Regional Hospital.
Multiple emergency crews assisted at the scene.
The female driver of the Volkswagen Passat was also transported to Moore Regional with injuries, the extent of which are unknown at this time.
One lane of traffic was shutdown on Hwy 211 while emergency crews worked. Pinehurst Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident.
Responding to the scene were Pinehurst Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and Pinehurst Police Department.
Feature photo: Volkswagen Passat being hauled away.