A two-vehicle collision in Carthage Sunday sent two people to the hospital and shut down a main highway. Emergency units were dispatched to the accident around 5 p.m. on U.S. Highway 15-501 just north of the Carthage Town Hall building.
They arrived to find a Mazda Protege in the middle of the road and a Chevrolet Malibu about halfway up the northbound exit ramp to Vass-Carthage Road. Both vehicles had extensive damage.
A Chevrolet Malibu sustained damage in a two-vehicle accident, and both occupants of the car were taken to the hospital Sunday.
The front driver’s side wheel had been ripped off of the Chevrolet passenger car, and a debris field was scattered along the road between both vehicles that stretched for approximately 200-300 feet.
Both occupants of the Chevrolet were transported to Moore Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The male driver of the Mazda refused medical treatment.
U.S. 15-501 was shut down for about an hour while crews worked the scene, and the vehicles were removed.
Traffic was diverted onto Vass-Carthage Road and onto Savannah Lane. Carthage Police Department was on scene investigating the crash.
Responding to the scene were Carthage Fire Department, Moore County EMS, Carthage Police Department and Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
Feature photo: A Mazda Protege suffered damage after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday in Carthage.
~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Daniel Gwyn.