Woman Injured When Truck Crashes Into Bank In Coats

A woman sustained slight personal injuries on May 20 when the driver of the pickup truck she was a passenger in lost control and crashed into the side entrance of the BB&T bank in Coats.

The accident took place shortly after 10:30 a.m. as 22-year-old Elizabeth City resident Cameron Matthew Elliott was pulling into the bank parking lot, according to Coats Police Chief Eddie Jaggers.

Jaggers said that Elliott had two passengers beside him in the front seat of his Ford F150, 22-year-old Coats resident Samantha Byrd and 23-year-old Portsmith, Rhode Island resident Tyler Payton.

Jaggers said that when Elliott went to turn into the bank, Byrd believed he was going too fast and braced herself. When she did so, her foot hit the gas pedal.

Jaggers said that Byrd received transport to Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital where she was treated and released. The other occupants and everyone inside the building were uninjured.

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