One woman was airlifted and three patients transported by ground to a Winston-Salem hospital following a head-on collision on Siloam Road shortly before 9 p.m. Friday.
A “real nice” station wagon was traveling on Siloam Road carrying two sisters, one age 36 and the other in her 40s, of which one was driving, their 58-year-old father, and one of the sister’s two children, age 7 and 10. The vehicle hit head-on with an older model Chevrolet pickup truck carrying two men, ages unknown, according to John Shelton, director of Surry County Emergency Services.
The wreck occurred near 1010 Siloam Road between Old Creed Road and Little Mountain Church Road, in what locals call “pickle curve.”
Shelton reported the female driver of the station wagon as well as the driver of the truck were pinned in their vehicles and had to be extricated by Mount Airy Rescue Squad. She was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Health in critical but stable condition, while her sister and both of the men in the truck were taken by ground to Baptist hospital, all in stable condition.
The father and the two children were transported by ambulance to Northern Hospital of Surry County, where they were treated and released.
Names were not available for those involved at press time, but Shelton said all of the people involved were residents in the local area of where the accident occurred.
Shelton could not speak on how the wreck happened or the cause. The wreck is under investigation by the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
In addition to the rescue squad, White Plains Volunteer Fire Department and Surry EMS responded.