First responders urge drivers to slow down after Calabash crash ends with five hospitalized

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Crash ends with five people in the hospital in April 2021. (Photo: Calabash Fire Department)

CALABASH, NC (WWAY) — The Calabash Fire Department is urging drivers to slow down and drive carefully after five people were taken to the hospital following a crash earlier this week.

The department says the wreck happened early Tuesday at an intersection “that has seen many previous accidents.” Calabash firefighters responded around 6:15 a.m. to Ocean Highway West and Hickman Road to find one car overturned in the median and another heavily damaged.

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One person had been ejected from the flipped car. All victims were taken to local hospitals.

Calabash Fire says they have seen an increase in traffic on their area roads.