Highway Patrol: Driver charged with failing to stop at red light in Wednesday night wreck

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The driver of a car has been charged with failing to stop at a red light in an accident involving an 18-wheeler Wednesday night.

The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night on Highway 264 near Staton Road, in front of ASMO Greenville. Both lanes of the highway were shut down.

The driver of the passenger car was transported to Vidant Medical Center. The driver is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. The truck driver was not injured.

A witness told troopers the passenger car failed to stop at a red light and turned left before being hit by the truck.

North Carolina Highway Patrol along with Staton House Fire Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

First responders say the man was trapped inside the car upon arrival. They then cut the roof off the car to free the man.

 

 

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