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‘They were very fortunate’

By Keith Strange

August 9, 2013

While few details are available, local emergency services officials say that two people were transported from the scene of a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night.


According to Emergency Services Director John Shelton, officials received a call alerting them to the accident at the intersection of Siloam and Dixie Johnson roads shortly after 9 p.m.


Wes Key, chief of the Ararat Volunteer Fire Department, said the driver of a Ford Mustang lost control in a curve and slid broadside into another vehicle, identity unknown.


“Both vehicles had passengers in the car, and the passenger of the Mustang and the driver of the other car were transported,” Key said


According to Key, both patients were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.


“It was more minor than anything, but there was a substantial impact that could have ended up much worse,” he said. “They were very fortunate.”


While identities of those involved are unknown, Shelton said Caleb Hawks, 19, of Siloam Road in Mount Airy, refused treatment at the scene.


A female juvenile, 17, of Mount Airy, was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in stable condition, according to Shelton.


Dobson Rescue Squad transported the driver of the second vehicle, Key said. Also, South Surry Volunteer Fire Department assisted Ararat in traffic control.


No further information was available. Repeated attempts to contact the North Carolina Highway Patrol for a report on the accident were unsuccessful.