A green SUV crashed into a one-story house on Avents Ferry Road on Friday, overturning and going through a wall.
The crash occurred at 2:31 p.m., said Brandon Baker, a master trooper with the N.C. State Highway Patrol. The Cape Fear Fire Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office initially responded.
Upon arrival, Fire Chief Josh Billings found one victim, the driver, trapped inside the car, he said.
Firemen were able to rescue the driver within 10 minutes of arriving on the scene, according to Billings. They first erected emergency struts to keep the south side of the house from collapsing, then ventured inside, he said.
“We went inside the house and we actually got (the driver) out through the roof of the car,” Billings said. “They cut (the roof of the car) off.”
The driver, who had life-threatening injuries, was then transported to UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill for treatment, according to Baker. No-one was home when the accident occurred, he added.
The car, an 2007 Acura MDX, was going northeast when it ran off the road, crashing through the open carport, Baker said. The wooded road, though straight, was slick after scattered rainfall Friday afternoon.
Voter registration records show that the resident of the house is 78-year-old Darrell McCleney Yarborough.