Two-vehicle crash on North Main Street sends one to hospital

Published 6:37 pm Thursday, October 31, 2019

SALISBURY — A two-vehicle collision sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries Thursday, said Salisbury Police Department Lt. Greg Beam.

Shortly after noon Thursday, Curtis Blackwell Jr. was driving a 2001 Cadillac north on Main Street toward Spencer when he had a medical problem and crossed the center lane into oncoming traffic, Beam said.

He crossed into the path of a flatbed work truck driven by Keith Mohat, who was not injured.

Blackwell was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center by ambulance with minor injuries.

Blackwell was trapped inside the vehicle, according to Salisbury Fire Chief Bob Parnell. He was freed by local firefighters.

The investigation is ongoing, Beam said.

The Salisbury, Millers Ferry and Granite Quarry fire departments responded to the accident, as did Rowan Rescue Squad and Rowan EMS.