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Collision with Big Rig Sends One to Hospital Via MedFlight

October 03, 2019

PITT COUNTY, N.C. — A devastating collision between a tractor-trailer truck and a small, white sedan sent one person to a trauma center. The driver’s injuries were so severe that she needed to be flown to Vidant Medical Center according to a report appearing on The responding troopers reported that the woman who was flown to the trauma center may have caused the accident and could be cited for motor vehicle infractions. The was no word on the injured driver’s present medical condition. Similarly, there was no information available concerning the health of the driver of the semi. The collision forced the closure of two major arteries running through Pitt County. *

A big rig and a small white sedan met head-on at the intersection of Highway 102 and Highway 43 in Calico. Calico is in eastern North Carolina and located in Pitt County. The investigating troopers from the North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that the tractor-trailer truck, which was carrying a load of wood chips, slammed into a sedan head-on on the south side of the intersection of Highways 102 and 43. The sheer power of the collision forced the car and big rig to overturn.

The investigating trooper also reported that the female driving the white sedan traveled on Highway 102 and drove into the intersection with Highway 43. The tractor-trailer was headed southerly on Highway 43 when the vehicle’s met in the intersection.

The driver of the sedan appeared to sustain very serious injuries. A MedFlight helicopter delivered her to Vidant Medical Center for treatment of traumatic injuries. There was no update on the severity of those injuries or the woman’s prognosis. The crash also injured the driver of the semi-truck. Ambulance crews transported the truck driver to Carolina East Medical Center, located in New Bern, for treatment. The extent of the truck driver’s injuries is not known.

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