Richmond County Daily Journal
After attempting to pass a vehicle, a Rockingham woman subsequently lost control of her vehicle and flipped several times onto the shoulder of U.S. 1 near Hoffman on Dec. 12, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Around 12:20 a.m., Tiffany England, 28, Rolling Hills Road, Rockingham, attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone on U.S. 1. She than lost control of her 2006 Pontiac, struck a ditch which caused her vehicle to begin flipping onto the shoulder of U.S. 1.
The vehicle came to rest wheel side down.
The Highway Patrol estimated her original speed at 70 miles per hour.
She was transported to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital for injuries and was cited by the North Carolina Highway Patrol with passing in a no passing zone and failure to maintain lane control.
Damage to her Pontiac was estimated at $5,000.
Other accidents reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol include:
n Chelsea Star Bishop, 17, Heather Avenue, Rockingham, was involved in an accident on Northside Drive on Dec. 14 when,. According to reports she lost control of her vehicle and plowed into several trees.
Her vehicle came to rest on the shoulder of Northside Drive.
No injuries were reported, but her 1996 Nissan received an estimated $2,500 in damages.
She was cited with a failure to maintain lane control violation.
n According to reports, Sebastian Chaparro, 29, Safie Sixth Street, Rockingham, was involved in accident on Bynum Road after heavy fog obscured his vision and caused him to think he was merging onto an exit ramp. He had actually merged into a turn lane and ran off the road.
Reports state that when he merged into the turn lane, he continued across Bynum Road, off the left side of the road and struck a tree.
Chaparro noted that because of the fog, he thought he was exiting onto Ellerbe Road.
Damage to his 2000 Ford was estimated at $5,000.
n There was an accident on Ledbetter Road on Dec. 12 when a vehicle ran off the side of the road, overcorrected and ran off the road again — striking a culvert and a sign post before coming to rest.
Reports do not state who the driver of the vehicle was but do note that Alice McNeil, Ledbetter Road, owned the 1999 Acura involved.
Damage to the car was estimated at $1,000 and the sign post was $50.
n Around 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 10, Terry Alexander Scott, 20, McArthur Drive, Rockingham, experienced a brake failure while exiting off of a ramp on Hwy. 74 onto Hwy. 38 in Hamlet.
According to reports, he collided with the embankment on the east side of Hwy. 38 directly ahead of the off-ramp.
Damage to his 1999 Toyota was estimated at $3,000.
No injuries were reported.
n Warren Vale Little, 41, Battley Dairy Road, Hamlet, was the victim of a hit and run while attempting to turn into a driveway on Battley Dairy Road on Dec. 15.
Reports state that around 1 a.m. Little was turning into a driveway when an unknown vehicle failed to reduce speed and struck Little’s vehicle from behind.
The vehicle left the scene of the accident and Little came to rest in the driveway.
Little and a passenger were transported to Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet for treatment.
Damage to his 1985 Ford was estimated at $1,500.
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