A two-vehicle crash closed down Highway 211 in Eagle Springs for around one hour on Friday evening. The incident happened at the intersection of Eagle Springs Road.

Officials say a Kia Optima traveling southbound crossed the centerline, side-swiped a GMC Sierra traveling northbound, sending the Sierra off the road and into a ditch.

Car crash closes highway Eagle Springs

A Kia Optima suffers front end damage in a two-vehicle accident in Eagle Springs on June 17.

The damage from the crash jammed the driver’s side door, and firefighters had to cut off the door to free the male driver. He was the only occupant of the Sierra and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The Optima traveled for approximately 250 feet from the point of impact before coming to a stop on the opposite shoulder of the road. The three occupants of the vehicle were examined at the scene and only had minor injuries. One of the occupants, the driver, later requested to be taken to the hospital to be checked out.

According to N.C. State Highway Patrol, the driver of the Optima will be charged with driving with a suspended license, failure to maintain lane, and DWI. 

Responding to the scene were Eagle Springs Fire Department, Seven Lakes Fire Department, West End Fire Department, Moore County EMS, N.C. State Highway Patrol, and Burgess Towing.

Feature photo: A GMC Sierra pickup truck ends up in a ditch after an accident in Eagle Springs on June 17.

~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.

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