Family avoids serious injury after Carthage crash

A family of three escaped without serious injury after crashing down an embankment in Carthage Sunday afternoon. The single-vehicle crash happened on U.S. 15-501 just south of Carthage Animal Hospital around 4 p.m.

A Nissan Murano was traveling north into Carthage when the driver crossed the center line and ran off the opposite side of the road. The vehicle then slid sideways before traveling back across the road, plunging off an embankment, and coming to a stop just over 160 feet from the roadway in heavy brush.

Family avoids serious injury after veering from roadway in Carthage

The vehicle traveled 160 feet and was barely visible from the roadway.

All three occupants were not seriously injured and did not require transport.

It took wreckers over an hour to remove the vehicle due to its location and distance off the roadway. One lane of U.S. 15-501 was shut down while crews worked the scene.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol was investigating the crash, and further details were not disclosed.

Responding units were Carthage Fire Department, Moore County EMS, and N.C. Highway Patrol.

~Article, photos, and video by Sandhills Sentinel reporter Daniel Gwyn. Daniel has been reporting breaking news for Sandhills Sentinel since 2020.

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