Fire and rescue personnel had to cut the roof off a sport utility vehicle Monday after the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run accident and overturned at the intersection of North Jackson and West 13th streets.
Keli Wilson-Overcash, 33, of Salisbury, was heading east on West 13th Street when a motorist heading south on North Jackson Street failed to yield at a stop sign. The driver did not stop. The crash happened just after 3:30 p.m.
Salisbury Police Officer M.P. Benjamin said Wilson-Overcash said it happened so quickly and she apparently tried to swerve. Her Ford Explorer was pushed onto the nearby curb, it slid and rolled onto the driver’s side, trapping Wilson-Overcash inside. Her SUV came to rest in the front yard of a home at 225 W. 13th St. She was the only one inside the vehicle.
Benjamin said there were no skid marks where either party tried to stop. The impact of the vehicle occurred on the left rear corner of SUV.
Police are looking for a white older model four-door sedan, possibly a Crown Victoria. A headlight lens that appeared to belong on the left front of a vehicle was found in the roadway, not far from the crash. The white headlight lens could belong to the vehicle that struck Wilson-Overcash, Benjamin said.
The Salisbury Fire Department and Rowan Rescue personnel used the Jaws of Life to remove the roof of the vehicle. The rescuers covered Wilson-Overcash with a sheet so they could break the windows that were later removed. Neighbors came out of their homes to see the wreckage. Wilson-Overcash was responsive while rescuers worked to free her. One-by-one, her family arrived at the scene where emergency personnel met them to explain what happened. Benjamin said she received some cuts and bruises but was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center by ambulance.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.