Two hurt in crash
Traffic at the intersection of Carbonton Road and Plank Road was blocked for at least an hour Wednesday night due to a traffic accident, in which two people were injured.
Larry Blakley, of Sanford, was traveling eastbound on Carbonton Road when an elderly Lexington woman, Vicky Moretz, reportedly did not stop at the stop sign on Plank Road while driving northbound and sent Blakley’s pickup truck flying off the road and into the nearby woods, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Blakley was taken to Central Carolina Hospital and soon released with minor injuries, said Trooper Chris Black of the N.C. Highway Patrol. Moretz reportedly was airlifted to UNC Hospitals with multiple broken limbs at around 8 p.m. Her condition was not available Thursday.
Black said he knew Moretz had surgery soon after arriving in Chapel Hill, but he didn’t know about her condition afterward.
“All her extremities, pretty much, were broken,” he said. “It’s not good.”
Blakley, on the other hand, reportedly was injured less seriously despite having been launched completely off the road.
“I didn’t get a chance to see Larry and speak with him, but I went back and talked with one of the ladies at the hospital and she said he had been released with a few bumps and bruises,” Black said.
Moretz will be charged with failure to yield, according to Black.
“She was an elderly lady,” Black said. “It looked like she didn’t even see the stop sign. ... I hate it for her, especially being her age. It’s sad.”