Crash at Jacksonville intersection sends one to a hospital


JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - A two-vehicle crash at a Jacksonville intersection sent one person to a hospital late Tuesday night, according to a spokesperson with the Jacksonville Police Department.

Authorities say it happened just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of Gum Branch Road and Western Boulevard. The crash involved a 2005 transport bus, driven by Alaric Robinson, 44, of Maple Hill and a 2004 Mazda Sedan driven by Heaven C. Hogan, 20, of Maysville.

Jacksonville Police said the Mazda failed to stop for a red light and attempted to cross the intersection while the transport bus had the green light. The bus' front bumper stuck the passenger door of the Mazda. Another person in the Mazda, Lane Coleman, 22, of Maysville, was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated by first responders.

Coleman was transported by helicopter to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in critical but stable condition. Hogan was transported to Onslow Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and later released. Robinson was not hurt.

Hogan was charged with a red light violation.

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