On November 14, a woman who is 8-months pregnant sustained personal injuries in an accident at the intersection of Cumberland Street and Sampson Avenue in Dunn.
According to Patricia Craven, her uncle, Jerry Turnage, was the driver of the white Pontiac Grand Prix that collided with a Ford Taurus and a utility van stopped at the traffic light. Craven, who rushed to the scene from her home upon hearing the news, said that her daughter, April Hawley, was the front seat passenger in the Pontiac at the time of the crash. Craven said that Hawley, 21, was struck by the airbag that deployed and was immediately concerned for her unborn child’s safety.
Hawley and her 2-year-old daughter, Hailey Fitzgerald, were transported by Dunn Fire and Rescue to Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital. Their conditions were not known, but they were able to walk to the ambulance without assistance.
Shirley Davis, the Ford’s driver, also received transport to the hospital with complaints of neck pain, according to police.
Birmingham, Alabama resident Zethaniah Calhoun, the van’s 46-year-old driver, said that he had stopped for the red light in the westbound lane of Cumberland when he saw the Pontiac approach from the eastbound lane and collide with the front of the van.
Turnage, 69, was not taken to the hospital.