A two-car collision on N.C. 93 near the border of Lenoir County and Wayne County on the afternoon of November 24 resulted in seven people being sent to the hospital, three of which sustained significant personal injuries.


According to Sgt. Tim Sinclair of the North Carolina Highway Patrol’s Jones and Lenoir County barrack, the crash took place shortly after 3 p.m. when a westbound green Mercury Villager on Davis Hardy Road failed to yield to a stop sign and collided with a silver Dodge Neon traveling on N.C. 903.


Two EastCare helicopters landed in a small field east of the intersection and transported three people, including each vehicle’s driver, to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Sinclair said the female driver of the Neon was the first one to be transported, as paramedics were concerned about possible major head trauma from a skull fracture.


Sinclair said that the crash is still under investigation and the names of those involved would be released after they had all been talked to.


Sinclair noted that charges may be pending as neither vehicle left tire mark impressions in the road and a witness that saw the collision from a nearby parking lot said the Mercury failed to yield at the stop sign.


The other four injured persons received ambulance transport to Lenoir Memorial Hospital.

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