Person Airlifted By EastCare After Trent River Bridge Crash

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

A man was airlifted after a single-car accident on the Trent River Bridge in New Bern Thursday night.

New Bern police say EastCare airlifted the man to the hospital after a white pickup towing a backhoe overturned in the west bound lane on the Bridge. The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. The bridge reopened around 8:30 p.m.

Police say no charges are expected to be filed in the case. The victim's name has not been released because the accident is still under investigation.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    I was told today that the trailer he was pulling with the Kubota tractor on it started fish tailing and very quickly got out of control. Probably was a little too much weight for the pickup to control. An electric trailer brake could have helped also. Could be a lesson each of us could learn from. Glad he is OK and no one else got hurt. That is a VERY busy stretch of highway.
  • by ANON Location: New Bern on Sep 16, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    The man that was airlifted to PCMH is ok, there were no injuries. Thank God
  • by Mike Location: New Bern on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:58 PM
    It on the trent river bridge.
  • by anon Location: NB on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:57 PM
    The white ford truck was turned on its side and their trailer was upside down. The side of it said Little Guys Mulch & More. Their tractor was about 100 feet further down the bridge sitting on its side. Looks like the trailer was not big enough for the kubota tractor and they lost control. Praying for the driver's quick recovery!
  • by James Location: New Bern on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:48 PM
    I came through while resue was still there. Looked like a white Ford extended cab pickup on it's side pointed in the opposite direction. Also saw a ornage trailer or maybe a chipper laying on it's side. Appeared maybe another vehicle was changing lanes and didn't see the trucks trailer and maybe hit the trailer and flipped both. Again, not sure what happened. That stretch of the Trent RIver bridge is very dangerous with merging traffic coming from Bridgeton and then west bound traffic trying to merge into the same lane to exit at Pembroke. All this happens ON THE BRIDGE with no room for errors. Hope all make it ok.
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