Driver Trapped Inside Wrecked Car

Photo by John Payne

WENDELL – One person was injured in a single vehicle accident Friday afternoon in northern Johnston County. The accident was reported around 4:00pm on Lake Wendell Road near the Johnston-Wake County line.

A car traveled off the left side of the road, struck a tree, then landed in a deep ditch. The driver was trapped inside and had to be extricated by North Side Fire personnel. The driver, the only occupant in the car, was transported by Johnston County EMS to Wake Med with unknown injuries.

Photo by John Payne

Lake Wendell Road was temporarily shut down but has since reopened.

The State Highway Patrol is investigating.

Photo by John Payne