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SUV Slams Into House; 5 Hurt

Posted September 24, 2007

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— A sport utility vehicle smashed into a Moore County home late Sunday, sending five people to area hospitals, authorities said.

A Ford Expedition ran off N.C. Highway 690, which is also known as Lobelia Road, hit a power pole, and ran into a truck parked outside 1215 Lobelia Road, said Mike Cameron, deputy chief of the Circle V Fire Department. The SUV then flipped over the truck and slammed through a wall of the two-story home, ending up in the living room, he said.

The driver, Larry Pringle, no age or address available, was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill for treatment of serious injuries, Cameron said. His condition was unknown Monday afternoon.

One adult and three children were in the living room at the time. They were taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst for treatment of cuts and bruises.

The SUV took out a 10-foot section of the wall, and authorities secured the wall before leaving the scene Sunday night, Cameron said.

Alcohol was involved in the wreck, he said.

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