Tuesday wreck injures one

Published 9:05 am Thursday, November 10, 2011

AHOSKIE – An Ahoskie man is in critical condition following a Tuesday afternoon car wreck.

According to a report filed by N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper K.R. Genao, Martin Harris, 21, of Ahoskie was traveling east on Modlin Road in a 1997 Ford Ranger and stopped at the N.C. 11 intersection.

At the same time, Sidney Brake, 43, of Rocky Mount was traveling south on N.C. 11 in a 1999 Freight Liner.

Harris reportedly stopped at the stop sign, failed to yield the right of way and pulled his vehicle into the path of Brake’s tractor trailer. The two vehicles collided at the intersection.

Harris was pinned in the vehicle and, following extrication, was airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. He is in the critical care unit at the hospital and the extent of his injuries are unknown.

Trooper Genao said N.C. 11 was closed for nearly two hours as emergency crews took care of the accident scene. She complimented the work of Hertford County EMS, the Ahoskie Rural Fire Department and Hertford County Sheriff’s Office.

“Everyone knew their job and worked well together,” Trooper Genao said.

Charges are pending in the accident.