Two injured in head-on collision involving Vass police officer
Posted November 19, 2013
Updated November 20, 2013
Vass, N.C. — A Vass police officer and a woman were seriously injured Tuesday evening in a head-on collision outside the Moore County town, authorities said.
Vass Police Chief Brian Deel said the officer, Andrew Schofield, 28, was driving north on U.S. Highway 1 around 8:30 p.m. when he noticed a car traveling the wrong direction.
Schofield turned on his siren as a signal for the car's driver to move out of the way, Deel said, but the driver continued toward the officer and other vehicles.
Deel said the Schofield did not move out of the way so that he could protect others on the road. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Pinehurst, Deel said.
The 67-year-old woman was taken by life flight to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Her name and condition were not available early Wednesday.
Schofield was treated and released.