WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Half of a tractor-trailer was left suspended in air after a crash on the 3200 block of Robinhood Road in Winston-Salem.
At 11:48 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a crash on the 3300 block of Robinhood Road.
Police said a 2003 Dodge van was heading west on Robinhood Road when it tried to make a U-turn in front of a tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer, which was also heading west, struck the driver’s side of the van and ran off the road and down an embankment.
Both drivers suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital.
Both drivers were on scene when emergency crews arrived. The driver of the van was taken to a hospital by EMS with serious injuries.
Wade Long was nearby when the crash happened and described what he saw at the scene.
“All of a sudden, I heard a really loud boom,” Long said. “At first, I thought it was a dumpster, emptying a dumpster, then I heard four more in secession getting louder and louder and I knew there was some kind of accident, so we headed out for walk, just to come down here and see. The person in the van was still in it. They had to cut the door off the van.”