ELLERBE — A man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover wreck on Crawford Road northeast of Ellerbe Monday afternoon.
The driver was headed southwest on Crawford Road in a gray four-door Land Rover when he apparently lost control of his vehicle, flipping for about 30 yards before coming to a rest on its roof, according to Will Barber, chief of the Ellerbe Fire Department.
The driver was initially pinned in the vehicle, but was later removed and taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital for evaluation. He was wearing a neck-brace as paramedics wheeled him into the ambulance and did not have any obvious injuries to his torso. He appeared disoriented but was attempting to speak.
His identity and condition were not known as of Monday night.
The vehicle came to a stop on the road in front of a residence. The owner of the home said he heard a “flop, flop, flop” sound, describing it as the sound of a blown tire. Barber said the vehicle didn’t appear to have any mechanical failure that would have caused the driver to lose control.
Deputy Fire Chief Ronnie McLaughlin said the driver didn’t remember what happened just prior to the wreck.
Trooper Raven Lucas said the driver lost control about 60 yards back from the vehicle’s final resting place. Based on several curved gashes in the asphalt likely caused by the vehicle’s rims, Lucas estimated that it flipped at least twice. The investigation is ongoing.
The responding agencies were the Ellerbe Fire Department, Ellerbe Rescue Squad and FirstHealth EMS.
The Daily Journal will update this story as more information becomes available.
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