Man rescued after crashing, flipping SUV into Moore County creek Sunday night

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CAMERON, N.C. (WNCN) — A man was transported to the hospital after his SUV went off the road, flipped over and landed in a creek Sunday night in Moore County, according to rescue officials.

Cypress Pointe Fire and Rescue received an emergency page around 7:30 p.m. for an upside-down car in a creek with the driver pinned inside.

In addition to Cypress Pointe Fire and Rescue, the Southern Pines Fire Department, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Moore County EMS, and the Moore County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the crash at Cranes Creek Road and Old U.S. Highway 1.

The location of the crash was between Vass and Cameron.

Based on the tracks found at the scene, officials believe the vehicle ran off the road on U.S. 1 and the driver then overcorrected, which sent the car sideways and possibly flipping it before hitting the guardrail and landing in the creek.

According to officials, the rescue was very difficult because the doors of the SUV were blocked by the sides of the creek and the top of the had been smashed down to the top of the seats on the driver’s side. Water was also flowing through the car.

The driver’s leg was pinned by the seat and the roof couldn’t be reached by the rescuers. It took over an hour for the driver to be extricated by rescuers, officials said.

The man was taken to  UNC Hospitals by Carolina AirCare. His condition is not known at this, but he was reportedly alert and speaking.

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