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Vehicle and Moped Collision Monday Afternoon Leads To Fire

Carolina Beach firefighters responded to a traffic accident at State Park Road and Dow Road on Monday afternoon March 3rd after a moped and a Toyota 4-Runner collided resulting in both vehicle catching fire.  Photo: Carolina Beach Fire Department.

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - A collision on Dow Road between a moped and a Toyota 4-Runner Monday March 3rd, resulted in a fire destroying both vehicles. The driver of the Toyota was not injured. The driver of the moped was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and was moved to the intensive care unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Police reported that it appeared the moped either ran the stop sign at the intersection of State Park Road and Dow Road or pulled out in front of the 4-Runner and was struck. The moped was drug along the roadway for over 130 feet after impact ultimately catching on fire and burning both vehicles.
The driver of the moped was thrown off into the middle of the road. After the accident the driver of the 4-runner and a bystander pulled her to the side of the road.
The accident was still under investigation Tuesday afternoon.