HAMLET – On Monday morning at 11:20 a.m., Hamlet Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a single vehicle roll over.
The accident was located on Highway 177 South between Wicks Road and Highway 74 bypass.
On arrival, Hamlet emergency crews discovered that the driver of a pickup truck was the only occupant and was trapped in the vehicle by the steering wheel. Crews worked to free the driver, and once the driver was pulled from the vehicle, he was transported to a local hospital by Hamlet Rescue.
The cause of the accident has not been determined, but a Hamlet Fire and Rescue spokesman stated that it looked as if the driver had left the highway and over-corrected, which then caused the accident.
Responding to the accident was Hamlet Fire and Rescue, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.