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N.C. Troopers Rescue Drivers After Witnessing Head-On Collision


Two state troopers rescued two drivers who were pinned below their waists in their vehicles on Monday after the troopers watched the cars collide head-on, officials with the Highway Patrol’s Communication Center said.

Officials said Kevin Conner and Scott Floyd were responding to a call about a vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of U.S. 74 near Whiteville at around 10:45 a.m. when they watched one vehicle collide with another.

The troopers administered what first aid they could and comforted the drivers until EMS officials and firefighters arrived, officials said.

Officials said one of the cars then burst into flames and Conner put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher. Flames broke out again, officials said, and Conner put it out before monitoring the vehicle’s engine until firefighters arrived.

The victims were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Their conditions were not released.

Officials did not say if any charges will be filed against the driver who was on the wrong side of the road.

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