A Thomasville woman is in critical condition after an early morning accident where she crashed into a business on National Highway.
According to Thomasville Police, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Monday an officer witnessed a 2006 Nissan Altima traveling north on National Highway near Ball Park Road at a high rate of speed. As the officer turned around his vehicle, the Nissan increased its speed.
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The officer did not activate his emergency lights or engage in a pursuit. As he continued following the vehicle, he came upon an accident where the Nissan had crashed into a business, The Hen House located at 625 National Highway, approximately a mile from where the officer had first noticed the car.
A 25-year-old female occupant of the car was thrown from the vehicle. She was transported to Novant Thomasville Medical Center by Davidson County EMS where she was then transported by AirCare to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist hospital where she remains in critical condition.
A second occupant of the vehicle, a 23-year-old female, was not injured in the accident.
The Thomasville Traffic Safety Unit responded to the scene and is investigating the circumstances of the accident. The estimated damage to the business is $75,000. Charges are pending against the driver once the investigation is completed.
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