2 Injured After Car Strikes Tree

Accident-Brogden-2Two 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.

Accident-Brogden-3A 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