Two people were seriously injured after their car ran off Brogden Road Saturday morning and slammed into a tree. It happened near the Brogden Fire Station.
The Highway Patrol said the driver, Cornelius Travon Benjamin, 21, of Selma was traveling eastbound in a 2004 Chevy when he traveled left of the center line. Benjamin overcorrected, lost control of his car, which then traveled off the roadway striking a tree. Benjamin was pinned inside the wreckage for over a half hour until firefighters from the Brogden and Princeton Fire Departments used hydraulic tools to cut the car apart.
A passenger, Shardon Meeks, 26, of Smithfield was also seriously injured.
Trooper C.M. McGinnis cited Benjamin with driving left of center. Authorities said speed was not a contributing factor. Photos by JoCoFire.com