A driver had to be airlifted to Vidant Medical Center following a serious accident in Martin County, Saturday night.
Trooper Stone with the Highway Patrol says around 8:27 p.m. a man was driving a GMC Yukon on NC Highway 11 between NC-142 and Council Road when he went left of center, off the road and collided with a tree. The trooper says the vehicle would hit several more trees before coming to rest back on Highway 11.
We’re told the driver was pinned in the vehicle for quite some time before EMS was alerted. His condition after being airlifted to Vidant is unknown at this time.
Trooper Stone says that the accident would cause another accident, when a driver hit debris from the Yukon, including a tire rim and axel. That driver would be taken to Martin General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The names of the victims were not available at this time.
The accident shut down Highway 11 in both directions for around 2 hours Saturday night.
A vehicle accident closed Highway 11 in Martin County earlier Saturday evening. It's now back open.
Martin County dispatch says they provided dispatch for a wreck that happened in front of 13026 NC Highway 11. An alert sent out by the NC Department of Transportation says that an accident had closed NC 11 in both directions near NC Highway 142. The alert says that the accident closed the road just before 10 p.m.
Dispatch says that there are injuries.
WITN has a call into Highway Patrol for more details.