Car going 100 when it crashed, trooper says

Driver injured, will be charged
Jul. 23, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

A Caldwell County man was driving about 100 miles per hour down U.S. 321 north of Lenoir when he lost control of the car late Monday afternoon and wrecked, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported.

Eric Scott Adams, 36, of Ladybug Lane in the Yadkin Valley area was hurt in the wreck and was flown to Carolinas Medical Center. No information about his condition was available Tuesday.

Adams was driving a Volkwagen south shortly after 5 p.m. when it began to go off the left side of the road into the median, then Adams overcorrected and steered back too sharply, and the car began to spin out of control, Trooper Todd Hodges of the Highway Patrol said. The car skidded about 400 feet before rolling over on the right shoulder of the road and throwing Adams from the car. Adams landed on the shoulder, and the car landed about 40 feet past him, Hodges said.

"He appeared to be impaired, and was combative," Hodges said.

Adams will be charged with driving while impaired, Hodges said.