Man airlifted after Pinehurst collision

A Pinehurst wreck resulted in one man being airlifted to an area trauma center and another being transported by EMS to Moore Regional Hospital early Monday afternoon. The collision, which took place in an otherwise quiet, residential area, was one of four wrecks to happen within an hour in Moore County.

The wreck occurred when a Ford Mustang and Ford F150 collided at the intersection of Forest Drive and Barkley Lane just after 1 p.m. According to authorities on the scene, one of the vehicles failed to stop at the stop sign, resulting in the two colliding.

Both the driver and the passenger of the F150 were injured in the wreck, with one requiring transport via UNC Carolina Air Care and the other being transported to Moore Regional Hospital by EMS. The driver of the Mustang was the only occupant of the vehicle and declined treatment.

An emergency landing zone for UNC Carolina Air Care was established at The Village Arboretum nearby. The man was in stable condition.

The F150 and Mustang each sustained heavy damage, and the door of the F150 had to be taken off in order to safely remove the passenger.

Traffic was rerouted around the wreck for over an hour, with Forest Driver detoured completely. First responders worked to reroute traffic, clean up debris, and move the vehicles from the roadway.

Responding to the scene were Moore County EMS, UNC Carolina Air Care, the Pinehurst Fire Department, and the Pinehurst Police Department.

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Abegail Murphy.

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