Thomasville man injured after SUV rolls over

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Winston Street and Arlington Avenue in Thomasville (Google Maps)

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Thomasville police said a man was injured after his sport utility vehicle rolled over and trapped him inside.

Police said 49-year-old Jerry Davis of Thomasville was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer that was hit by a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Police said the 16-year-old driver of the Jetta apparently ran a stop sign and caused the crash at Winston Street and Arlington Avenue.

It took emergency crews about 20 minutes to extricate the victim from his vehicle after it rolled over, according to police.

Authorities said Davis was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries and his wife, who was a passenger, was not injured.

Police said the Jetta had two passengers at the time of the crash. One of the Jetta’s passengers was injured, a 41-year-old woman who was taken to Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center with minor injuries, according to police.

Police said the driver of the Jetta, Jennifer Tellez, has been charged with running a stop sign and driving with no operator’s license. Officials said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.