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Man injured in one-car accident

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 Center.

The Blowing Rocket will update this story as it gathers new details.

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