Rescue crews had to cut away the roof of an SUV in order to reach the driver in a three-vehicle accident that sent three people to the hospital. The accident occurred at the intersection of Pee Dee Road and Highway 211 in Aberdeen just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.
When crews arrived on scene, they found an SUV on its side in the road, a Dodge sedan that crashed through hedges into a front yard, and a Nissan sedan still in the roadway.
An SUV on its side after a three-vehicle accident in Aberdeen on July 27.
Southern Pines Fire & Rescue also responded to the scene to render assistance to Aberdeen Fire & Rescue. Due to the driver being trapped in the SUV and unable to adequately assess her injuries, a helicopter was put on standby.
The driver and passenger of the Dodge sedan were transported by EMS to the hospital, and their conditions are unknown but believed to be non-life-threatening.
A Dodge car crashes into a front yard on Pee Dee Road in Aberdeen on July 27.
The driver of the Nissan sedan was uninjured, and the car did not sustain heavy damage.
Rescue crews worked diligently to stabilize the SUV and cut away the roof in order to reach the driver. Once they were able to get the roof off and better assess the driver, the helicopter was cancelled. The driver was transported by EMS to the emergency room, and her condition is unknown at this time.
First responders work the scene of a three-vehicle accident on July 27
The intersection of Pee Dee Road and Highway 211 was shut down for an extended period of time and traffic rerouted.
Aberdeen Police is investigating the cause of the accident.
Responding to the scene were Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Aberdeen Police, and Moore County Sheriff’s Department.
Feature photo: A group of first responders rescue a driver from a three-vehicle accident in Aberdeen on July 27.
~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.