Head-On Collision Seriously Injures Driver

A woman was pinned inside her car following a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Brogden Road about four miles east of Smithfield.

The collision between the large truck and compact car was reported at4:45pm.

Initial reports indicate the driver of a red sedan was traveling westbound on Brogden Road towards Smithfield when she ran off the roadway, over-corrected, traveled through a ditch, struck a driveway culvert and went airborne for about 50 feet. When the car landed it skidded into the path of a delivery truck.

The driver of the car was pinned in the wreckage for nearly an hour before being cut free by crews from the Brogden and Smithfield Fire Departments.

A Duke Life Flight helicopter landed in a field near the accident scene to airlift the badly injured woman to a trauma center.  Johnston County deputies diverted traffic around the scene for nearly two hours until Brogden Road was reopened.

The driver of the commercial truck was not injured.   Photos by John Payne