• 64°

Highway Patrol: Blown tire caused Stokes Ferry crash, brick spill

By Shavonne Potts
shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — The driver of a dump truck was seriously injured when his front tire blew Thursday, causing an accident that left bricks spilled across the roadway.

The single-vehicle crash occurred in the 7800 block of Stokes Ferry Road, near Larin Way, a private road.

N.C. State Trooper K.G. Barringer said the driver, Gerald Smith Jr., 57, of Concord, was taken to the hospital by ambulance. He was driving for Morrison Bros. Building Supply just before 1:30 p.m. when the crash occurred.

Smith lost control of the truck, went off the shoulder and came back onto the road where the truck overturned. Smith was temporarily trapped in the cab of the truck, which was upside down.

Barringer said a passerby helped Smith out of the truck and when the trooper arrived to the scene, Smith was being loaded into a waiting ambulance. The truck was towed from the scene by Kluttz Wrecker service.

It took hours for employees with Morrison Bros. to remove the bricks and haul them away from the scene.

Comments

Granite Quarry

Granite Fest makes a comeback with music, vendors and fun for kids

Education

State budget process could mean big gains or loss of funding for schools

Business

Biz Roundup: Downtown Salisbury vying for $25,000 cash prize

Kannapolis

Kannapolis native serves as a member of U.S. Navy’s ‘Silent Service’

Local

Snyder promoted to deputy city clerk

Crime

Woman arrested for flashing rear end at Sheriff’s Office after previous charges overturned

Lifestyle

Hall wins bronze medal in SilverArts

Clubs

Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342 holds 75th anniversary celebration

Business

Salisbury-based Integro Technologies acquired by Kaman Distribution Group

Lifestyle

World War II veteran, longtime Rowan County farmer, celebrates 100th birthday

Local

Rowan commissioners will discuss body cameras for bailiffs, arrowhead donation, plumbing fix for lead levels

Business

Downtown move gives Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear chance to expand offerings, add new doctor

Nation/World

Clinton recovering from infection 

Crime

Teen charged in shooting at Mount Tabor High School held without bond

Nation/World

Marine officer receives reprimand for Afghanistan criticism

Elections

Beasley top fundraiser in third quarter for Senate race

Farm & Garden

Nearly 1-ton pumpkin sets record at state fair

High School

High school football: Loeblein throws record six TD passes for Falcons; Cavs, Hornets romp

Nation/World

UK lawmaker stabbed to death in terrorist act

Crime

Cooleemee man arrested after trading gunfire with Davie County investigators in Rowan

Elections

Salisbury council candidates list crime reduction, hiring a new city manager among city’s top priorities

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with trio of vehicle break-ins

Coronavirus

Catawba College will require COVID-19 vaccinations in 2022

Local

City selects Sada Stewart Troutman as new Downtown Salisbury Inc. director