Wreck

CARTERET COUNTY — Two accidents in rainy weather Friday morning sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

The first collision, which occurred around 8:30 a.m., was a three-vehicle wreck on Highway 24 near its intersection with B.J. Taylor Road. One person was transported to Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.

The service call went out at 8:38 a.m. for the wreck near Carolina Home and Garden, and the state Highway Patrol and Western Carteret Fire and EMS Department responded. The latter took the injured individual to the hospital. Traffic was snarled on the busy highway until the scene was cleared at about 9:10 a.m.

WCFD and EMS Chief Kevin Hunter said he didn’t know the nature of the injury to the person transported, but said it was not serious.

In a separate accident, Newport police briefly blocked traffic in the area of Chatham Street and Mann Street while town emergency medical personnel responded to a two-vehicle collision. The wreck occurred around 10:45 a.m., and one patient was transported to CHC.

Newport Fire Department Deputy Chief James Ainsworth said the wreck was not as bad as it originally appeared. It involved a Ford Explorer and a sedan, he said.

There were two people in the Explorer and one in the sedan, and the person transported to the hospital was in the sedan, the deputy chief said. Injuries were minor, he added, including a bleeding scratch on one person’s forehead and an ankle that was initially thought could be broken, but wasn’t.

 

Reporter's note: This article was updated at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

 

Contact Brad Rich at 252-864-1532; email Brad@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter @brichccnt.

 

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NEWPORT — Newport police have blocked traffic in the area of Chatham Street and Mann Boulevard Friday morning while emergency medical personnel respond to a two-vehicle collision with at least two people injured.

First responders originally sent one ambulance to the wreck around 10:45 a.m. Friday, but quick requested a second, according to scanner reports.

Drivers can expect traffic delays in the area.

 

Contact Brad Rich at 252-864-1532; email Brad@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter @brichccnt.

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