FOUR OAKS – Two people were transported to the hospital after a trash truck and minivan collided around 11:30am Wednesday. The collision occurred at the intersection of Thunder Road and Skinner Road, just off Highway 301.
According to an eyewitness, the elderly driver of minivan had stopped for a stop sign on Skinner Road then pulled into the path of the All Star Waste Services trash truck traveling on Thunder Road. The witness said the trash truck driver attempted to swerve to avoid the collision, but still struck the minivan in the driver’s side door.
The fully-loaded truck then veered off roadway to the right, collided with a tree and overturned across both lanes of Thunder Road. The minivan came to rest off the roadway.
Both drivers were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A small dog in the minivan appeared to be uninjured.
The State Highway Patrol, Johnston County EMS, Four Oaks Police and the Four Oaks Fire Department responded.