A single-vehicle accident in Pinebluff Thursday morning at 10:30 resulted in three people injured with two being airlifted, one of which was a 3-year-old girl. The small child and the mother who was the driver suffered critical injuries in the accident.
Two helicopters from Carolinas Medical in Charlotte landed at Rassie Wicker Park in Pinehurst to transport the patients. Pinehurst Fire Department set up a landing zone for the helicopters.
A small blue SUV was headed east on Pinebluff Lake Rd from the 15-501 area when it crashed near the railroad tracks. Emergency crews had to use hydraulic tools to extricate the victims from the vehicle. The female passenger was transported by EMS to Moore Regional Hospital.
Responding to the accident were Pinebluff Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Pinebluff Police Department, and NC State Highway Patrol.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.