A man was airlifted to a trauma center Saturday night after rolling his truck on U.S. Highway 1 South in Pinebluff. The accident occurred just after 10:30 p.m. near the intersection with Ryder Cup Boulevard.
The driver of the Mazda B2200 pickup was heading north on Highway 1 when he lost control and ran off the right-hand side of the road, according to authorities on the scene. The pickup rolled over and came to rest upside down with the driver pinned in the truck.
Firefighters from Pinebluff and Aberdeen used hydraulic tools to gain access to the driver.
While they worked to extricate the driver, a UNC helicopter was en route to a landing zone set up at the Pinebluff ball field. Once freed from the wreckage, Moore County EMS transported the man to meet the helicopter. He was then airlifted in serious condition to UNC Hospital.
N.C. Highway Patrol was on the scene and investigating the accident.
Pinebluff Police and Moore County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.
~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.