Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue’s Matt McGuire tends to an injured driver off of U.S. Hwy. 321 in Blowing Rock Monday afternoon. The driver appeared to have minor injuries including a cut on his hand. Photo by Jeff Eason
|Published: 4:30 PM, 06/16/2014
||Last updated: 4:31 PM, 06/16/2014
Author: By Jeff Eason
Source: The Blowing Rocket
A motorist traveling south on U.S. Hwy 321 in Blowing Rock
was slightly injured when his late model Jeep SUV ran off of the road and down
an embankment at approximately 3:25 p.m. Monday afternoon.
No skid marks were visible where the car left the highway,
on a right-hand curve just south of the 321-Main Street intersection near the
Blowing Rock Furniture Gallery.
The Jeep knocked over a wooden safety post and a large
orange and white traffic barrel then traveled approximately 100 feet down the
embankment, before hitting a tree and coming to a stop.
The collision with either the wooden safety post or the tree
caused the automobile’s driver’s side airbag to deploy.
Personnel from Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue and the Blowing
Rock Police Department were the first on the scene. BRF&D deputy chief Matt
McGuire attended to the unidentified male driver before personnel from Watauga
Rescue arrived on the scene. The victim appeared to have a cut on the back of
his left hand.
The driver was transported by ambulance to Watauga Medical
The Blowing Rocket will update this story as it
gathers new details.
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