Rainy day wrecks reported throughout region

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The Daily Advance

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Amid a rainy deluge Friday afternoon, three wrecks were reported in the Albemarle area.

A 67-year-old woman was transported by helicopter Friday to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital after a man running a stop sign in Pasquotank County caused her vehicle to overturn, the Highway Patrol said.

The two-vehicle wreck was reported at 12:52 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Old U.S. 17 and Halls Creek Road, according to Trooper Philip Logsdon, who responded to the call.

While the woman was conscious, she had to be cut out from her vehicle and was taken to Norfolk, Va., “because of her age and the severity of the wreck,” Logsdon said.

Persons with any face, head or serious bodily injuries are automatically transported to Sentara Norfolk because Sentara Albemarle Medical Center does not have a trauma unit, he said, noting that she did not appear to have any serious injuries.

Daniel West, 36, was cited for a stop sign violation, Logsdon said.

She was traveling south on Old U.S. 17, crossing the Okisko intersection, and West had been driving west on Halls Creek Road, he said. After failing to yield to the stop sign, West’s vehicle collided with the left rear side of her Ford SUV, he said.

Meanwhile, another two-vehicle wreck was reported Friday in Hertford about 2:30 p.m.

A dump truck traveling west on Harvey Point Road went left of center and struck a 1999 Ford F350 that was hauling welding equipment, Logsdon said.

Both vehicles overturned and both drivers were transported by ambulance to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.

The F350 driver was able to climb out of his window, while the dump truck driver had to be extricated, Logsdon said.

Further details were not immediately available.

Then around 4:30 p.m. Friday, a two-vehicle collision was reported in Currituck on U.S. Highway 158 near Jarvisburg, with Trooper James Chappell responding about 4:45 p.m., he said.

A Chevrolet pickup truck traveling south was making a left turn across 158 onto Forbes Road in Jarvisburg and collided with a Ford Mustang traveling north on U.S. Highway 158.

The driver of the Chevy pickup truck was cited for failure to yield, Chappell said.

Chappell said a passenger in the pickup truck and the driver of the Mustang were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Friday, while the driver of the Chevy and another truck passenger were taken to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, with no serious injuries believed to have occurred, he said.

Everyone involved in the wreck are Currituck residents, he said.

The Mustang “had air bag deployment and front end damage” and is believed to have been totaled, he said, while the truck’s passenger side was damaged.