Car Slams Into Guardrail Seriously Injuring Driver

The driver of a car that slammed into the end cap of a guardrail was pinned in the wreckage for about 30 minutes before being extricated.

Emergency crews responded to the single vehicle crash at 1:15pm Monday on Sanders Road at the I-40 overpass about 10 miles north of Benson.

Troopers said 19 year-old Ginger Renee Harrington of Benson was traveling eastbound on Sanders Road in a 1992 Subaru when she ran off the roadway on the left, overcorrected and ran off the roadway to the right striking the guardrail on the driver’s side of her vehicle.

After Harrington was freed from the vehicle she was transported by Johnston County EMS to Wake Medical Center for treatment of what appeared to be serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Trooper N.A. Hocutt estimated the vehicle was traveling at the posted speed limit of 45mph prior to running off the roadway. The car was traveling at an estimated 40mph at the time of impact with the guardrail.  Harrington was wearing a seat belt.  No charges were filed.

Photos by John Payne