Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Police say speed and alcohol contributed to a weekend collision where a Salisbury man was hospitalized after his vehicle ran off the road and overturned.
Steven Briggers, 35, whose last known address was 1006 Oakmont Circle, was traveling on Gold Hill Drive, off U.S. 52, around 3 a.m. Sunday when he crossed the center line and wrecked, police said.
According to Salisbury Police Chief Mark Wilhelm, Briggers ran off the left side of the road and then off the right side.
His 1997 Chevrolet Blazer struck a wooden privacy fence and overturned. Briggers was ejected from the vehicle through the passenger-side window.
The car landed on top of him, Wilhelm said.
Wilhelm said the car traveled 180 feet from the point Briggers lost control to where it came to rest.
Briggers was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center. However, an official there could find no record of Briggers being at the hospital.