Driver Trapped In Wreckage 90 Minutes

An accident near Princeton Tuesday morning sent one person to the hospital with serious injuries.

It happened just after 10:00am in the 3200 block of Bizzell Grove Church Road. A BMW SUV ran off the roadway, struck a culvert, then collided with a tree.  The female driver was pinned inside the wreckage. It took crews from the Princeton and Pine Level Fire Departments about 90 minutes to extricate the driver.

The victim was transported to Wake Medical Center.

The NC Highway Patrol is investigating the cause. Initial reports indicate speed and alcohol were not factors.  The name of the driver was not immediately released. Photos by John Payne