City men hospitalized following 1-car wreck

Mary Katherine Murphy Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

LAURINBURG — Two Laurinburg men were airlifted out of the county due to injuries sustained in a one-car wreck Friday morning on Aberdeen Road.

According to Trooper J.H. Dixon of the N.C. Highway Patrol, Michael Robbins, 54, was driving on Aberdeen Road just north of McFarland Road around 8 a.m. on Friday when his vehicle ran off the road to the right, overturned, and hit a tree.

“It flipped two times and hit a pine tree,” Dixon said.

The speed at which the vehicle was travelling at the time is unknown. No other cars were involved in the accident, and no one witnessed the accident itself.

“It’s usually a pretty busy road with people traveling to work at that time,” said Dixon.

Robbins was airlifted to Chapel Hill immediately following the accident. His passenger, 44-year-old Ronald Douglas, was initially transported to Scotland Memorial Hospital and then flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Dixon could not provide a description of their condition, but said that Douglas was communicative following the accident.