A single vehicle accident sent one person to the hospital Monday afternoon. A Honda SUV was traveling toward Southern Pines on Midland Road approaching Knollwood Fairways when the driver ran off the left hand side of the road  crashing into a tree in the median.

The female driver was transported to Firsthealth Moore Regional by EMS with non life threatening injuries.

The impact of the crash caused the tree to become uprooted and was leaning dangerously over the roadway. Firefighters used a rope to pull the tree the rest of the way down.

Southern Pines Police had blocked off both lanes of traffic and were redirecting traffic through Knollwood. Southern Pines Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Responding to the scene were Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and Southern Pines Police Department.

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