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Tuesday Accident Report: Two Separate Accidents Occur on US Highway 74

Scene of an accident involving a tractor trailer and Buick sedan at the intersection of Highway 220 and Highway 74.
Photo courtesy of Harold Dawkins.

ROCKINGHAM – The second of three reported motor vehicle accidents Monday occurred during the afternoon, which involved a Buick sedan and a Mountain Aire Farms tractor trailer.

Local emergency crews were dispatched to the two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 220 and Highway 74 in Rockingham.

According to a source at the scene, the Buick sedan collided with the trailer, causing it to become lodged beneath the truck. Rockingham Fire Department personnel freed the driver from the car.

FirstHealth Richmond EMS transported the driver of the sedan to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Rockingham Police department also assisted with the accident. At the time of this publication, RPD is investigating the incident.


Image of the third reported accident from Monday involving a Honda SUV near the Richmond Plaza Shopping Center.

ROCKINGHAM – In the final accident report from Monday, local agencies responded to a two-vehicle accident at 7:58 p.m. on East Broad Avenue. 


The collision was in front of Ned’s Pawn Shop and Firestone Tire in the Richmond Plaza Shopping Center.

Witnesses stated that both vehicles left the Biltmore Drive traffic light and crashed in the eastbound lane of the highway. Vehicles involved were a white GMC pickup truck and a gray Honda SUV.

The SUV was occupied by three adults and a small child; there were two adults in the pickup truck. None of those involved in either vehicle required medical attention.

Agencies responding to the scene were Rockingham Fire Department, FirstHealth Richmond EMS and Rockingham Police Department.

RPD is continuing its investigation of the accident at this time.

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