A head-on collision in Aberdeen left one person in critical condition and three others injured, including two children. The accident occurred on Saunders Boulevard at the intersection with Lighthorse Circle at 8:30 p.m. on Monday.
A Toyota Corolla and Ford Flex collided head-on with both vehicles sustaining heavy front-end damage.
The female driver of the Ford was pinned in the vehicle and unconscious when emergency crews arrived. Two children were also in the vehicle. A second rescue unit and additional ambulance were called.
Firefighters used hydraulic tools to reach the woman and safely extricated her from the vehicle. A medevac helicopter was called but was unable to fly due to weather. The two children suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. The injured male driver of the Toyota was also extricated from his vehicle by firefighters.
All four of the victims were transported by paramedics to FirstHealth Moore Regional in Pinehurst. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
Saunders Boulevard was shut down for an extended period of time.
Aberdeen Police were on the scene and are investigating the cause of the accident.
Responding to the scene were Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and Aberdeen Police Department.
~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.