VASS, N.C. (WNCN) — A moped driver was airlifted to an area hospital after being hit by a car along US 1 on Wednesday outside of Vass.
The crash happened around 6:15 p.m. in the northbound lane of US Highway about 1.5 miles north of the NC 690 bridge, according to the Aberdeen Times.
A man driving the moped was hit by a Nissan Sentra car. According to a witness on the scene, the moped was driving in the right lane of the roadway when it was hit.
The moped driver, a 46-year-old man, was treated at the scene before being transported by ambulance to a ballfield in Vass where a landing zone had been set up.
A helicopter from UNC Chapel Hill landed and transported the man to a regional trauma center. The victim had injuries that were reported to be not life threatening.
The driver of the passenger car was not injured in the accident.
One lane of US Highway 1 northbound was closed at the scene causing a slowdown for drivers passing through the area. Also, while the helicopter was landing US 1 Business in Vass was briefly closed in both directions.
Cypress Pointe Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Vass Police Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and the NC State Highway Patrol responded to the incident.
The crash is under investigation.