Wednesday 22 Aug 2018

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Driver Extricated Following Rollover Crash (PHOTOS)

Shortly after lunch Monday, members of Pikeville, Pleasant Grove and Patetown fire departments were dispatched to a vehicle accident with a possible pin-in at the intersection of Airport Road and Mount Carmel Church Road. As fire and EMS arrived, they found a 1997 Chevy S-10 pickup truck sitting on the side of the road. The driver, Orville Candler of Goldsboro, was pinned inside of his truck.  Members of the Patetown Fire Department had to use their power tools to pop open the driver’s side door to free Candler. He was then taken to Wayne UNC by Wayne County EMS. The vehicle was apparently heading east on Mount Carmel Church Road when it ran off of the right shoulder of the road while rounding a curve, struck a driveway culvert and went airborne, flipping several times before coming to stop facing south. The North Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver could be charged with Failure to Maintain Lane Control.

One Comment

  1. Anna Conda says:

    It’s simple. Put the cell phone down while driving. This truck didn’t magically steer itself off the road. The driver did that. Is that text message worth this? Or worse yet, worth dying for or killing others? LOOK at the photos. We’re talking about a sunny clear day with an apparently alert, no-medical-issues/excuses driver. Check the cell phone and find out what they were doing with it around the time of the crash.

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