Driver in serious condition after Carolina Beach Road crash

Driver in serious condition after Carolina Beach Road crash
(Source: WECT)
(Source: Paula Vasquez)
(Source: Paula Vasquez)
(Source: WECT)
(Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A driver is in serious condition following a collision with a tractor-trailer on Carolina Beach Road Monday afternoon.

According to New Hanover County Dispatch, the accident happened just before 1 p.m. in the 2300 block of Carolina Beach Road near Medical Center Drive.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 77-year-old Arnold Mashburn of Wallace, told police after he hit the brakes to avoid a rear-end crash, he veered into an adjacent lane and sideswiped a car then crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a Honda Accord head-on.

The drivers of both cars were taken to the hospital, with the driver of the Honda Accord listed in serious condition.

Mashburn was charged with failure to maintain lane control, according to police.

All lanes of Carolina Beach Road were shut down for about an hour while crews worked to clear the scene.

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