Personal injuries were involved in an automobile accident in which a car crashed near Littlefield Middle School, knocking the driver unconscious, and then crashed into the school, said Robeson County authorities.


According to troopers, 53-year-old Lumberton resident Richard K. Sayler pulled out of the driveway at the school at about 7:15 a.m., failed to yield the right of way, and was struck by a car driven on N.C. Highway 41 by 51-year-old Ronnie Sealey.


Authorities say Sayler lost consciousness after the collision, resulting in his car crashing into the front of the school and causing nearly $40,000 in damage.


None of the school’s students or staff were injured.


Sayler received transport to South East Regional Hospital, where he received treatment for two broken ribs and was listed in fair condition, according to Sgt. Daniel Hillburn. Sealey received transport to the hospital and was released after undergoing treatment.


Hillburn said that Sayler had been cited for failure to yield right of way. He had just dropped his wife, an employee at the school, off for work and was leaving campus at the time of the accident.

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