One hurt in North Corner accident

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By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster teen was flown to a Charlotte hospital early Wednesday, Feb. 22, after the car he was riding in was hit by another vehicle in the North Corner community.

S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident happened at 8:10 a.m. at the intersection of Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) and North Corner Road.

Elder said Michael Huntley, 18, was a passenger in an older model Buick sedan driven by Bobby McAteer, 66, of Lancaster.

Heading west, McAteer pulled out of North Corner Road into the path of a Nissan Rogue crossover vehicle heading south on U.S. 521.

The Nissan, driven by Amanda Hammond, 30, of Rock Hill, struck the Buick in the passenger side doors. 

Both vehicles came to a rest in the parking lot of North Corner Groceries on the southwest corner of the intersection.

Elder said Huntley was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The extent of his injuries and condition was unavailable at press time Thursday.

McAteer was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, where he was treated and released.

Hammond was not seriously injured in the accident.

Elder said charges were pending against McAteer for failure to yield.

The accident temporarily closed one southbound lane of Charlotte Highway as emergency vehicles attended to the accident, but had minimal effect on traffic.


Contact reporter Reece Murphy at (803) 283-1151