A driver was seriously injured when his car hit the end of a guardrail and overturned multiple times Monday night on U.S. 421 in the Mount Pleasant community, according to Trooper S.R. Hargrove of the N.C. Highway Patrol.
The identity of the driver, in his late 20s or early 30s, hadn’t been confirmed by Hargrove as of late Tuesday afternoon. The man sustained fractures and other injuries and was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem by Wilkes Emergency Services.
Around 11:18 p.m., the man was eastbound in a 2019 Nissan Altima when the car went off on the right and hit a stop sign at Rest Home Road before colliding with the end of a guardrail, Hargrove said.
The car overturned multiple times before coming to rest on its wheels, he said.
Champion Fire Chief Craig Hollar, who noted that it was raining when the wreck happened, said the vehicle ended up 150 to 200 feet off the highway down a ravine. Hollar said the driver was found lying on the ground and semi-conscious, possibly after being ejected from the car.
Hargrove’s investigation is continuing.