Verizon operates temporary unit in Asheboro

Rescue workers prepare to remove a driver from a vehicle last month in Asheboro. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record)

ASHEBORO – A Verizon store has wheels – temporarily, anyway.

The store on East Dixie Drive in Asheboro was damaged by a vehicle last month. In order to remain in position to serve customers, workers are operating out of a mobile trailer.

The April 10 accident occurred in the early evening and resulted in the driver being transported to a hospital in Greensboro with injuries that were described as serious but not life-threatening. Rescue crews had to secure the vehicle in place before extricating the driver.

The front of the vehicle was about 8 feet off the ground. The driver was pulled from the rear hatch.

Employees were in the Verizon store at the time of the accident. No injuries were reported.

However, the building was determined to be unsafe by a building inspector because of the structural damage.

By Randolph Record