Driver thrown from vehicle in wreck


First responders survey the scene of a single-car wreck Thursday in the 4300 block of Battleboro-Leggett Road.


From Staff Reports

Saturday, February 23, 2019

A man who was thrown from his vehicle in a one-car rollover accident was lucky enough to escape with his life.

The Battleboro Community Volunteer Fire Department, Edgecombe County EMS, Edgecombe County deputies and state troopers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Battleboro-Leggett Road at about 7:42 p.m. Thursday in Edgecombe County.

The found the vehicle, but the driver was lying in an adjacent field. A witness at the scene reported that the man was found about 25 feet away from where the vehicle came to rest. 

The unidentified man was transported to Nash General Hospital and is expected to survive, a representative of the State Highway Patrol said. The accident is being investigated by the State Highway Patrol.