Monday around noon, Wilson’s Mills Fire and Police along with state troopers responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 70 near Sadisco Road.
The driver of a pickup drifted off the road and become entangled in the center cables. The cables prevented the vehicle from traveling into the oncoming lanes.
Workers from a nearby business raced to the scene and removed three young children and the driver from the heavily damaged truck. A small fire was burning under the truck at the time.
The truck damaged over 300 feet of the life-saving median cables.
The driver was transported to Wake Med for a medical condition which may have contributed to the mishap. The children were uninjured and were picked up by their mother.
The NC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Photos by John Payne