Pedestrian airlifted after being struck vehicle

A pedestrian was airlifted to an area hospital on Friday after she was struck by a vehicle in Southern Pines. The accident occurred in front of the Arts Council of Moore County just before 6:30 p.m. and left the pedestrian with trauma that required immediate treatment.

According to authorities on scene, the pedestrian was struck when a vehicle exiting the Campbell House parking lot was making a left turn onto E. Connecticut Ave. An accident reconstruction specialist was brought onto the scene to further assist in determining the cause of the crash.

Traffic on E. Connecticut Ave. was closed off in both directions from N. Ridge Street to N. Weymouth Road and rerouted around the scene while the Southern Pines Police Department and first responders worked to clear the area. No charges have been made at this time, as this is an ongoing investigation.

Pedestrian airlifted after being struck by vehicle

Carolina Air Care lands at Memorial Park to fly a woman to a trauma center after she was hit by a vehicle on Jan. 6/Sandhills Sentinel/Daniel Gwyn.

The pedestrian, a woman who was not identified by police, was transported via ambulance to an air care landing zone established at the nearby ball field at Memorial Park on Morganton Road. A UNC helicopter then transported her to an area trauma center for further care. The patient’s condition is unknown at this time.

Responding to the scene were Southern Pines Fire and Rescue, the Southern Pines Police Department, and Moore County EMS.

Feature photo: A Southern Pines police car closes E. Connecticut Ave after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Jan. 6/Sandhills Sentinel/Abegail Murphy.

~Written by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Abegail Murphy.

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