LILESVILLE — A man was pinned in his car following a serious car accident last week.
A husband and wife were involved in a one-vehicle crash at 1:45 p.m. Jan. 25, according to Marty Morton, chief of the Lilesville Fire Department. The accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 74 West and South Cowan Street.
“With the driver being pinned, it requires an extra amount of time getting him free,” Morton said. “Due to his injuries, the decision was made to fly him to Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte.”
The female victim was transported to FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that the female victim was the driver. Tammy and Bruce Chadwick, both of Hubert, were driving west when Tammy lost control of the car and it ran off the road down an embankment. The car overturned multiple times and landed facing east, according to the accident report.
The report noted that Tammy Chadwick reported that she lost control because she and her husband were arguing.
Both the Highway Patrol and Morton said they had not heard an update on either of the victims’ condition.
The victims’ Honda Accord went 600 to 800 ft. off of the roadway, and the accident never blocked traffic, Morton said.
The Lilesville Fire Department, Anson Rescue Squad, Anson EMS, North Carolina Highway Patrol, Anson County Sheriff’s Office and Wadesboro Fire Department all responded. Carolinas Healthcare System sent the helicopter.
“I appreciate the help from all of the agencies involved,” Morton said.
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