Update: No serious injuries in accident involving pickup and tractor-trailer

Driver trapped in vehicle following Pitt County accident
Published: Jan. 3, 2023 at 10:21 PM EST
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PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) -NC Highway Patrol says Tuesday’s accident on the Highway 11 bypass in Pitt County was caused when the driver of a pickup, who was parked on the shoulder, attempted to get back on the road and pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer.

The driver of the pickup, 52-year-old Walter Clark of Greenville, was taken to ECU Health with non-life-threatening injuries and charged with unsafe movement.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 60-year-old Ernest Adams of Greensboro, was treated at the scene.

Both vehicles ended up down the embankment near exit 119 shutting down traffic in the southbound lanes for more than an hour.


One person was trapped in his pickup and had to be rescued after an accident with a tractor-trailer that sent both vehicles down an embankment in Pitt County.

The Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department says the accident happened around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at mile marker 123 on the Highway 11 bypass.

Traffic was shut down in the southbound lanes for more than an hour.

We’re awaiting further information from Highway Patrol on how the accident happened and any injuries.