The driver of a scooter was critically injured Wednesday evening after being struck by a car.
The accident occurred around 6:00 pm when the scooter was struck by a car on US#1 at the intersection with Saunders Boulevard in Southern Pines. The driver was thrown upon impact as the car continued its momentum with the scooter being drug underneath the front of the car before coming to a stop. The driver of the car was uninjured.
Emergency crews providing care to the victim
The driver of the scooter was transported by EMS to Moore Regional Hospital.
All lanes of US#1, Murray Hill Road, and Saunders Blvd were completely shut down while emergency crews worked on the victim. Traffic headed northbound on US#1 was rerouted onto Saunders Blvd.
Southern Pines Police are investigating the cause of the accident. Authorities did not release the name of the victim.
Responding to the scene were Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Southern Pines Police Department, and Moore County EMS.