DOBSON — Four adults and two children were taken to area hospitals after the driver of a Ford Explorer lost control as she was driving on Rockford Road Monday afternoon.
Trooper Jimmy Selba of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver, Kari Shumate, 24, of 132 Lighthouse Way, Dobson, was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem with non-life-threatening injuries.
Selba said Shumate was traveling 60 to 65 miles per hour when the SUV left the right side of the roadway just prior to reaching Old Smith Trail. She was headed southbound when she over-corrected, wrecking the vehicle. Selba said she was going too fast for the curve.
Her father, mother, brother and two children were taken to Northern Hospital of Surry County with non-life-threatening injuries, Selba said.
The accident happened at 3:07 p.m.
Her dad, Timothy Lee Shumate, 45, 135 Catfish Trail, Lowgap, was riding in the passenger seat. Her mother, Kathy Shumate was riding between two child seats in the back.
Vicente Garcia, 2, was riding in the left passenger child seat, and Alexander Garcia, 5, was riding in the right child seat.
Shumate’s brother, Christopher Shumate, 27, was riding in the hatchback part of the vehicle. He was ejected when the Explorer rolled four times, Selba said.
The accident is still under investigation.
The South Surry Volunteer Fire Department put out a small grass fire that started under the vehicle and assisted with traffic control.
The Dobson Rescue Squad assisted Surry County Emergency Medical Services in transporting the family to the hospital.
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