Six hospitalized in Wetmore Road head-on collision

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 25, 2011

By Mark Wineka
WOODLEAF — A head-on collision between passenger cars on Wetmore Road early Sunday evening sent six people to area hospitals.
At press time Sunday night, the N.C. Highway Patrol was still investigating. The wreck occurred about 6:45 p.m. and involved a Hyundai traveling north toward N.C. 801 and a Ford going south toward Potneck Road.
Preliminary reports indicated the Ford crossed the center line and hit the Hyundai head-on.
Four passengers from the Hyundai and two from the Ford were injured. EMS units from Rowan and Davie counties transported victims to Rowan Regional Medical Center.
One of the injured was airlifted by helicopter to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Woodleaf Fire Department responded with several pieces of equipment, and firefighters were able to free the Hyundai’s driver, who was pinned in the vehicle.
The scene of the accident was about a mile from N.C. 801.
After the collision, the red car settled sideways in the road, while the Hyundai was pushed onto a grassy bank.
The Highway Patrol expected to retrieve more information and identities of the injured at the hospitals.
It appeared as though air bags deployed in both vehicles.
Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.