Three hospitalized after Pinehurst crash

A two-vehicle crash in Pinehurst on Monday afternoon resulted in all occupants of both vehicles being hospitalized. First responders were alerted to a collision in Pinehurst around 2:00 p.m., and the aftermath sent three people to the hospital and left roads closed for the greater part of an hour.

The wreck occurred at the intersection of Highway 15-501 and Page Road. According to authorities on the scene, one of the vehicles failed to stop at the intersection and struck the other vehicle upon exiting Page Road.

It was noted by authorities that this was the second wreck in an hour that was the result of a vehicle failing to stop at a stop sign. The two wrecks happened only a few miles from one another.

All three people involved in the crash were transported to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital via EMS with non-life-threatening injuries. The Hyundai had two occupants—the driver and one passenger—while the driver was the only occupant of the Chevy Impala.

The affected area of Highway 15-501 had to be closed down while first responders worked to clear the scene. Traffic was detoured around the site for nearly 45 minutes before the highway was reopened.

Responding to the scene were the Pinehurst Fire Department, Pinehurst Police Department, and Moore County EMS. Rockwell Towing arrived to remove the Chevy Impala from the roadway. 

Photo: A Hyundai SUV suffered heavy front-end damage in an accident on July 18.

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Abegail Murphy. 

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