Man airlifted to hospital after Hwy 705 crash

A Robbins man was airlifted to a trauma center Friday evening after crashing his car on Highway 705 just north of Robbins.

Troopers say the driver was heading north on Highway 705 when he ran off the right side of the road at approximately 68 mph in a 45 mph zone.

He hit two mailboxes, a road sign and a ditch before cutting back across the road striking a tree. The car came to a rest on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, the driver was alert and was able to respond to emergency workers.

Firefighters had to cut the roof off of the Ford to get the driver out. A landing zone was set up for UNC Air Care at the Davis Community Center ball field.

N.C. State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and says alcohol and speed were factors.

Responding to the scene were Robbins Fire and Rescue, High Falls Fire and Rescue, Moore County EMS, UNC Air Care, and North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.

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