A 23-year-old local man is suspected of driving while impaired after crashing his car outside of the Seven Lakes community in West End on Sunday evening.
The incident happened at the intersection of Beulah Hill Church Road and Carthage Road. State troopers say the driver of a Ford Focus was traveling east on Carthage Road when he ran through the stop sign and hit a Hyundai Sonata. The Focus then hit a power pole and caught on fire.
A Hyundai Sonata suffers damage after being involved in a two-vehicle accident on June 12.
According to firefighters, two people in a passing vehicle stopped at the scene and pulled the driver out of the Focus before flames spread. He was taken by Moore County EMS to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
One of the occupants of the Sonata was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The other occupant was not injured in the crash.
The intersection was shut down for approximately 45 minutes while authorities investigated the crash. Troopers say the driver of the Focus is facing multiple charges including DWI, failure to stop at stop sign, and driving with a revoked license.
Responding to the scene were Seven Lakes Fire Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, Moore County EMS, and N.C. State Highway Patrol.
Feature photo: A Ford Focus catches on fire after the driver slams into a pole on June 12.
~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.