A man and a child sustained severe injuries as the result of an accident Wednesday afternoon in Hiddenite. According to North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper D. L. Taylor the accident happened shortly before 4 pm on Highway 90.
Taylor says a vehicle driven by 25 year old Cassie Nichole Johnson pulled into the path of a motorcycle operated by 42 year old Amando Ribas Hernandez of Hiddenite. Johnson was not injured but Hernandez and an unidentified 8 year old juvenile suffered “critical injuries”. Both victims were airlifted from the scene to The Carolinas Regional Medical Center in Charlotte.
Charges are pending against Johnson as the investigation continues by the Highway Patrol. Highway 90 was closed for a hour following the mishap.