Bladen County, NC (December 5, 2023) – A severe traffic accident occurred near East Bladen High School on Tuesday, December 5, leading to one person being airlifted and another hospitalized. The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to the crash just before 8 a.m. on NC 87. A vehicle exiting the high school and turning left onto NC 87 failed to yield to an oncoming southbound vehicle, causing the collision.
The driver from the high school was taken to Bladen County Hospital and charged with failure to yield the right of way. The other driver sustained a broken leg and was airlifted to a hospital in Wilmington for treatment. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is conducting an ongoing investigation into the incident.