Three people were injured, one critically after a compact car and Chevy Suburban collided Wednesday afternoon in the Brogden community east of Smithfield.
The wreck was reported at 1:44pm at the intersection of Brogden Road and Baker’s Chapel Road within sight of the Brogden Fire Department.
According to initial reports, the driver of a compact car was traveling eastbound on Brogden Road and was attempting to make a left turn onto Baker’s Chapel Road, but pulled into the path of the Chevy SUV traveling westbound on Brogden Road. The SUV struck the car in the passenger side sending both vehicles off the roadway. The car came to rest in a grassy area next to the rural intersection. The SUV came to rest in the parking lot of Myer’s convenience store.
A female passenger in the car was pinned in the wreckage and had to be cut free by Brogden firefighters. The passenger was rushed to Wake Medical Center with critical injuries. The male driver of the car sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Wake Med.
The driver of the SUV, the only occupant in that vehicle, was taken to Johnston Health in Smithfield for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The NC Highway Patrol is investigating. Johnston County EMS also responded to the scene.
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