Truck driver hospitalized following crash at Windblow

The driver of a log truck remains hospitalized following an Aug. 6 accident in eastern Montgomery County.

Reports say 60-year-old Larry David Thomas of Troy was driving a loaded log truck on Windblow Rd. when a car pulled out in front of him from Pooles Mill Rd. Information provided to media by the N.C. Highway Patrol said 27-year-old David Michael Rubinstein of Charlotte was driving the car.

The car was struck by the truck, and the truck then turned over on its side, pinning Thomas inside. Rubinstein was able to walk away from his car uninjured before the car caught on fire and was completely destroyed. Thomas was freed from the cab of the truck by emergency workers from Montgomery and Richmond Counties and was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Trooper Josh Talley of the Highway Patrol told the Richmond County Daily Journal Thomas’ injuries were “serious, but did not appear to be life-threatening.” An inquiry to UNC Hospitals this morning has not been answered.

Larry David Thomas was hauling logs for Lemons Trucking of Troy.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Pooles Mill Rd. We apologize for the error.

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