ROCKINGHAM — Two adults and a child were injured in Thursday night wreck that sent a passenger to a Charlotte hospital by helicopter.
Shenequa McDonald, of Hamlet, was driving west in a Dodge Stratus on the U.S. 74 bypass around 8:39 p.m. when it appears she ran off the road, overcorrected and spun into a guardrail just east of Exit 311, according to Trooper E. Johnson with the N.C. State Highway Patrol.
The front passenger-side door was pushed almost all the way to the center console and the car turned over, coming to rest on the passenger side, Johnson said. The rear of the car was also hit by a tractor-trailer driven by Barry Parker, of Waxhaw.
Johnson said Parker was not injured, his truck sustained minimal damage, and he stayed with the car’s occupants until emergency personnel could arrive.
Another tractor-trailer slammed on brakes to keep from hitting the car, causing the load to shift and spill rolls of steel cable onto the highway, shutting the road down for hours.
The front passenger, Tacoya Scriven, also of Hamlet, was pinned in the car. Jeremy Chance, deputy chief of Cordova Fire and Rescue, said Thursday night that it took 26 minutes to cut her out.
Suffering from a broken leg, Parker was airlifted from the scene to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte, Johnson said. He was unaware of her current condition Friday night.
McDonald and an 8-year-old boy were both taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond for minor to moderate injuries, according to the trooper.
Johnson said tires on the car had low tread, almost down to the wire.
McDonald was charged with driving while license revoked, failure to maintain lane control and having unsafe tires, the trooper said.
Reach William R. Toler at 910-817-2675.