Three transported after Aberdeen collision

Three people were transported following a collision in Aberdeen on Monday afternoon. The crash occurred just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and Roseland Road, which has been the site of many other collisions in the past.

Upon arriving on scene, first responders found two Chevrolet passenger cars—a Malibu and an Impala—had collided and sustained heavy damage, and that a woman was trapped in one of the vehicles.

Firefighters with the Aberdeen Fire Department had to use specialized rescue tools to remove the driver’s door of one car to access the driver who was trapped inside. It took over twenty minutes to rescue the driver. 

Air care was initially put on standby but was deemed unnecessary. Though air care was not needed, three people including the previously trapped driver were transported via Moore County EMS.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage to the front ends where one struck the other.

Due to the extent of the wreckage and the ongoing investigation, both southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 1 were closed. Traffic was diverted along Roseland Road while emergency crews worked to clear the scene and determine the cause of the accident. Authorities worked on the scene for over an hour, including in the middle of a sudden downpour. 

The cause of the collision is still under investigation, and no further details have been disclosed at this time.

Responding units included Aberdeen Fire and Rescue, the Aberdeen Police Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Moore County EMS, and N.C. State Highway Patrol.

~Article, photo, and video by Sandhills Sentinel Assistant Editor Abegail Murphy.

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