Friday, March 30, 2007

3 Injured, 1 Seriously In Smithfield Collision

A Four Oaks man was seriously injured in a two car accident Thursday afternoon on Brightleaf Boulevard. Witnesses told Smithfield Police that Linwood Earl Johnson of Four Oaks failed to stop for a stop sign on Pitchi Street and pulled onto Brightleaf Boulevard (US301) into the path of a minivan driven by Michelle Silvey of Fremont. Smithfield firefighters had to cut the door off Johnson’s car to remove him from the wreckage. A passenger in Johnson’s car, David Wayne Johnson, 55, was also injured, but not seriously. Silvey received minor injuries. Linwood Johnson was charged by Officer J.A. Calzaretta Jr. with failing to yield.

Smithfield paramedics and firemen assist Linwood Earl Johnson onto a stretcher after extricating him from his car Thursday afternoon on N. Brightleaf Blvd. in Smithfield.


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