Chicken truck involved in a head on collision

A chicken truck was involved in a head-on collision Monday evening. 

The accident happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Highway 22 about a mile outside of High Falls. 

According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol, it was a low-speed wreck. The driver of a Toyota Corolla was going between 25-30 mph.

Highway Patrol told Sandhills Sentinel that according to witnesses, the elderly female driver of the car had been driving slow and was on both sides of the road. Alcohol was not suspected as they believe it could have been a medical event. She was taken by Moore County EMS to Moore Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Chicken truck involved in a head on collision

A Toyota Corolla suffers heavy damage after being involved in a head-on collision on June 27, 2022.

The driver of the truck was evaluated by High Falls Fire and Rescue and was cleared on the scene with no injuries. 

The front driver side of the Toyota Corolla and the 18-wheeler sustained heavy damage. 

High Falls Fire and Rescue used several hoses to spray the chickens to keep them cool. Hazmat from Aberdeen Fire and Rescue was called in due to the amount of fluids leaking from the truck. 

First responders spray water on chickens after the driver was involved in a head-on collision.

Highway 22 from George P. Road to Highway 42 in Chatham County was closed for several hours while crews cleared the debris and vehicles. Several tow trucks were called in, and winches were used to position the semi, so the trailer could be hooked up and towed. 

Workers use winches to position an 18-wheeler to get it ready to tow after an accident. 

Multiple people from the area heard the crash from their homes. 

Moore County Sheriff’s Department and Asheboro Animal Control also responded to the scene. 

Feature photo: The cab of an 18-wheeler is damaged and off the road after being involved in a head-on collision with a car.

Sandhills_Sentinel~Article, photos, and videos by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Curtis Self.

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