Driver airlifted after Pinehurst collision

One driver was airlifted, and another was transported to Moore Regional Hospital following a crash in Pinehurst on Friday afternoon. The crash happened just before 4:30 p.m. when a Nissan and a Honda collided at the busy intersection of N.C. 211 and Gun Club Drive. 

According to authorities on the scene, both drivers were the only occupants of their vehicles and required transport. The driver of the Nissan Altima had to be flown via air care for treatment of traumatic injuries sustained during the crash, while the female driver of the Honda was transported to nearby Moore Regional Hospital. 

The Nissan sustained heavy damage to the front end of the vehicle, while the damage taken by the Honda was predominately on the rear passenger’s side. The cause of the collision is still under investigation, and no details were released.

Westbound 211 was temporarily brought down to one lane while first responders worked to clear debris, safely remove the vehicles from the roadway, and investigate the scene.

Responding to the scene were the Pinehurst Fire Department, Pinehurst Police Department, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and Moore County EMS. 

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Assistant Editor Abegail Murphy.

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