A driver was arrested Sunday evening after allegedly causing a rear-end collision outside Carthage. The three-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 15-501 and N.C. 24-27 just before 5 p.m.
According to officials, a Honda passenger car and a Nissan pickup truck were approaching a stop sign to turn onto U.S. 15-501 when a Saturn passenger car came from behind and slammed into the rear of the Nissan truck, causing it to strike the rear of the Honda. The collision left the Saturn with heavy front-end damage and moderate rear damage to the pickup.
Moore County EMS responded to the scene, but all three drivers were uninjured and did not require medical treatment.
Carthage Police Department and Moore County Sheriff’s Office also responded due to a possible altercation between drivers, but authorities told Sandhills Sentinel that everyone had calmed down once they arrived.
The driver of the Saturn was administered a field sobriety test and arrested at the scene. Charges are pending.
Defendants facing charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel reporter Daniel Gwyn.