A two-vehicle wreck in the Albrittons community on the morning of April 23 resulted in eight people, including two small children, being taken to the hospital with personal injuries.
Lenoir County EMS took 25-year-old Kinston resident Dana Hill, Hill’s infant son, 26-year-old Deep Run resident Marvin Hall Jr., Hall’s mother, and four other members of Hall’s family, including an infant, to Lenoir Memorial Hospital just before 11 a.m.
North Carolina State Trooper J.L. Cash said that to his knowledge, none of the injuries suffered were considered to be critical.
Cash and eyewitnesses Bridgette Herring and Donna Murphy, both Mount Olive residents, say that Hill was driving a 2000 Toyota and caused a 1990 Ford Aerostar driven by Hall to swerve from the left lane of N.C. 11 North off the right shoulder into a ditch.
Cash said Hill was eastbound on Green Hayne’s road and failed to yield right of way to Hall’s vehicle at the intersection with N.C. 11. He said Hall apparently attempted to avoid her and went off the road.
According to Herring, Hall ran off the road to the right and barely missed hitting a stop sign before going nose first into a 3-foot ditch.
Cash said that one of the infants involved suffered a leg injury. EMS crews worked for nearly an hour to get the boy into a safe enough condition to take him to the hospital.