A near head-on collision Thursday night injured one person and temporarily blocked traffic on a main Pinehurst highway.
Emergency responders were dispatched at 8:35 pm to a vehicle accident on US Highway 15-501 north of the traffic circle.
A Dodge Charger passenger car and a Toyota Avalon passenger car struck almost headlight to headlight in the two vehicle accident.
The driver of the Dodge Charger was reportedly transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. There were no injuries reported from the other occupants of the Charger or the driver of the Avalon.
US Highway 15-501 was initially closed to traffic in both directions for approximately 20 minutes after the accident before reopening to alternating one lane of traffic past the scene while the wrecked vehicles and debris could be removed from the roadway.
Responding to this accident were units with Pinehurst Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and the Pinehurst Police Department.
The accident remained under investigation by the Pinehurst Police Department as of this report.