Two Cited in Separate Accidents
By Tom Embrey
A West End woman was cited Oct. 20 after the vehicle she was driving hit another car in the intersection of N.C. 211 and N.C. 5 near Olmsted Village.
Frances B. Fellingham, 77, was at the traffic signal at the intersection turning right toward West End, when she failed to see another vehicle, according to Pinehurst police.
She was cited with failure to see when starting.
Fellingham turned her 2010 Toyota Camry onto N.C. 211 and struck a 1999 Mazda 626 driven by Michael H. Lippincott, 17, of West End. Lippincott's vehicle flipped on its side and then rolled onto its roof.
The vehicle slid down the road and struck a 2000 Buick LeSabre being driven by Judy Cairns, of Pinehurst.
Lippincott was transported by ambulance to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
In a separate incident that happened just before 9 a.m. Oct. 20, an Aberdeen woman was transported to the hospital after the van she was driving struck a Moore County school bus near the Pinehurst Traffic Circle.
Police say Morgan Mercer, of Aberdeen, was driving a Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living van, transporting a patient to dialysis, when she hit the back of a school bus that was stationary in the inbound lane of U.S. 15-501 near the circle. She was cited for failing to reduce speed, police said.
The bus had dropped off students at Pinecrest High School minutes earlier.
Police said the van hit the right rear of the bus and went off the right side of the road and down a slight embankment.
Mercer was taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional, where she was treated and released. A patient in the van was also taken to the hospital, but did not suffer any injuries.
The bus driver, Theodore McLauglin, of West End, was unhurt.
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